0 Comments

Quebec health minister promises change after woman gives birth in car

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s health minister is promising change after a pregnant woman who was told to go to another hospital to deliver gave birth in her car.The woman and her partner first went to their local hospital in La Malbaie, Que., last week when she began experiencing irregular contractions. They were told they had to drive almost two hours to Quebec City because the obstetrics unit had been temporarily closed due to a staff shortage.Health Minister Danielle McCann says from now on an ambulance will be used to transfer pregnant women who are close to giving birth.The woman’s partner, Jean-Francois Dandurand, told radio station 98.5 FM that his spouse’s water broke midway through the journey, and she gave birth about 15 minutes from their destination.He said the mother and baby are doing well, but he feels the family should have been offered more support.McCann said the closure of La Malbaie’s obstetrics ward was due to unforeseen circumstances, and the hospital is working to resume its services as soon as possible.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

0 Comments

Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored At International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner

first_imgThe International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award Dinner supports the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world.The Freedom Award has been presented to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of refugees, and who have championed the cause of liberty, individual freedom and dignity.This year’s honorees are Michael Bloomberg (Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of the City of New York) and Liv Ullmann (Actress and Director). Additional guests to include: Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Alan Cumming, Keegan Michael Key, Don Lemon, Debi Mazur and a performance by K’naan.WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Media Check In: 5:30 PM Arrivals: 6:30 – 7:30 PMWHERE: New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NYlast_img read more

0 Comments

PM should stop thinking people are fools they see through everything Priyanka

first_imgMirzapur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they see through everything, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Wednesday. The Congress leader, who is incharge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, is on a three-day boat journey down the Ganga, meeting people living on the banks of the holy river as part of her outreach ahead of the general election beginning on April 11. “The prime minister has attacked every institution in this country for the last five years, including the institution of which all of you are a part,” Priyanka Gandhi told reporters. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “So I think the PM should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they see through all this,” she added. The Congress general secretary went on to say that she is not afraid of being “harassed”. “Even if anything is done, and we are harassed, we will not feel afraid. We will continue our fight against them. The more we are harassed, the stronger will be our fight,” she said. Speaking at a ‘chaupal’ near a temple in the city late last evening, Gandhi blamed the Modi government for “not doing anything” for the development of the country. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “This government has given only lollipops,” she charged. She said politics should be done for the development of the country. Talking about employment created during the Congress-led dispensation, she said, “The Congress government had given the biggest employment guarantee programme MGNREGA.” But under the BJP government, she alleged, machines were replacing labourers. “If the Congress is voted to power, it would work for farmers and the poor,” she asserted.last_img read more

0 Comments

Côte dIvoire Annan urges parties to cooperate as peace process moves forward

The Security Council has endorsed an African Union (AU) proposal for the appointment of a powerful new prime minister in Côte d’Ivoire, which has been divided since rebel forces seized the northern part of the country in 2002.Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, in a meeting last week with the senior UN envoy to the country, said he accepted that arrangement.In a statement today, the Secretary-General said this provides a “clear framework for the governance arrangements and for moving the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire after 30 October.” President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, who had planned to travel to Côte d’Ivoire to consult with the parties on the appointment of a new Prime Minister, just tragically lost his wife and has not been ale to go, Mr. Annan noted. “I am, however, in close contact with the President and will extend all the necessary support to him on these consultations,” the Secretary-General added.In the meantime, he called on all the Ivorian parties and their followers “to refrain from any actions that might create tensions and to remain committed to the ongoing process aimed at restoring lasting peace and stability to their country.”Mr. Annan also urged them to continue cooperating with their international partners under the current political arrangements, pending the upcoming mission by President Obasanjo to Côte d’Ivoire. read more

0 Comments

Fortis to sell minority stake in ITC to Singapores sovereign wealth fund

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) has signed a deal to help finance its blockbuster US$11.3 billion acquisition of U.S. electric transmission company ITC.The utility company announced Wednesday it has an agreement that will see Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund take a minority stake in ITC Holdings Corp. for US$1.228 billion in cash.Under the agreement, GIC Private Ltd. will acquire a 19.9 per cent equity interest in ITC Holdings Corp.The ITC deal announced in February would expand Fortis’s holdings in the U.S. and give it access to more than 25,000 kilometres of transmission lines.The agreement requires the blessing of ITC and Fortis shareholders as well as regulatory and federal approvals and other closing conditions.It is expected to be completed later this year.“An important milestone in the acquisition of ITC has been accomplished,” Fortis chief executive Barry Perry said in a statement.“We are very pleased to be partnering with GIC in the future growth and development of ITC. GIC is astute and thoughtful, with a proven track record in North American infrastructure investing.” by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2016 6:59 am MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fortis to sell minority stake in ITC to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund read more

0 Comments

Swedish student startup gets deal to build electric cars

Swedish student startup gets deal to build electric cars In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, a Uniti development vehicle sits in the startup’s temporary production facility in Lund, Sweden. A group of Swedish students that raised 1.2 million euros in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of German industrial heavyweight Siemens. The two sides said Wednesday that they were starting a partnership that will see them create 50,000 lightweight city cars a year starting next year. (AP Photo/James Brooks) by James Brooks, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2017 1:25 am MDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LUND, Sweden – A group of Swedish university students that raised 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in crowdfunding for their startup to build electric cars has caught the attention of German industrial heavyweight Siemens.The two sides said Wednesday that they were starting a partnership that will see them create 50,000 lightweight city cars annually starting next year.The twin-seat vehicles, called L7e, have 15kW engines with a maximum speed of 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour. They weigh 400 kilograms (880 pounds) each and have a 150 kilometre (93 miles) range.The cars are made from sustainable composite materials and will be unveiled in late 2017, with first deliveries scheduled for early 2019. The first high-end vehicle has a target price of 200,000 kronor ($22,285) — the price for an electric Smart Car in Sweden is at least 210,000 kronor ($23,400).The vehicle’s steering system resembles a Wii controller more than a traditional car’s steering wheel.Lewis Horne, the CEO of the startup, called Uniti Sweden, says the deal gives his company “the opportunity to not only develop a sustainable car, but also manufacture it in a sustainable way at a large scale.”Ola Janson of Siemens Industry Software said he was “really looking forward to having that partnership” between “Siemens as the very old, stable company, yet still innovative” and Uniti Sweden made up of “young people, innovative people, (who) don’t have the legacy, don’t have the limits like myself.”The student startup’s ambitions come at a time of feverish activity within the auto and tech industries on building more ecological cars, more autonomous driving systems and even fully self-driving vehicles.“There definitely are some famous success stories of automotive startups, but there are a lot more companies that are trying to break in right now, some that we think will succeed and some that won’t,” said Tim Stevens, editor of the website Roadshow, on the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show this month. “Making a car is very, very difficult thing, and certifying that car worldwide is very difficult thing too.”The vehicle will be unveiled in the fall of 2017, with first deliveries scheduled for early 2019.___Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report. read more

0 Comments

Mens Basketball Guard CJ Jackson overcomes early struggles against Radford to put

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorZero points, zero assists, four turnovers. Ohio State junior point guard C.J. Jackson’s statline was not good when he sat on the bench with head coach Chris Holtmann in his ear early in the first half.“At the beginning my mind was sped up a little bit,” Jackson said. “I was trying to make the home-run play and once [Holtmann] pulled me to the side he just told me to hit singles. And that’s what I tried to do once I came back in.”Jackson slowed his mind down and found his rhythm to overcome his rough start. The 6-foot-1 point guard helped lead Ohio State to an 82-72 victory against Radford at the Schottenstein Center Sunday. He finished with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Holtmann wants his point guards to be able to facilitate for others while avoiding turnovers. Jackson began the Buckeyes’ matchup with the Highlanders turning the ball over on the opening possession. Jackson proceeded to commit three more turnovers in the first seven minutes of the game before Holtmann subbed him out with 13:21 remaining in the first half.Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said he and Jackson both have to work on reducing turnovers as the team’s primary ball-handlers, but praised his teammate’s ability to respond to adversity.“Once coach pulled him out I went over to him like, ‘Look bro, there’s a lot of basketball to be played,’” Tate said. “And once he got out there and saw a couple shots going in and hit the singles like coach said, then he just took over the game — more aggressive, he found his rhythm and he made everybody around him better too.”Holtmann only sat his starting point guard for 3:18 before calling his number to check back into the game. Despite leading 15-14, the Buckeyes had already committed seven turnovers while converting on only five shot attempts.After a two-minute lull in scoring for the Buckeyes, Jackson hit a 3-pointer to give Ohio State a 18-14 lead with 15:14 remaining in the first half. Jackson’s 3-point basket sparked a 13-0 Ohio State run and the Highlanders did not come within eight points for the remainder of the game.Holtmann said Jackson has been making great strides at the point guard position and commended his coachability and willingness to improve.“I thought he responded well,” Holtmann said. “Obviously outside of his turnovers, I thought he was pretty good defensively and I thought he — he can make shots, he can really shoot the ball.”The Eastern Florida State transfer played his first season at Ohio State last year, but only started nine games, primarily serving as Jaquon Lyle’s backup. Jackson’s stats were unimpressive. He shot below 40 percent and averaged less than six points per game. However, he came on strong to finish the season, averaging 10.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game in his final seven games.After Lyle quit the team in April and transferred to New Mexico, Jackson became the sole point guard on Ohio State’s roster. In his second season at Ohio State, Jackson has been thrust into a much larger role as the team’s floor general at the Division I level. Holtmann admitted there will be some growing pains for the JUCO transfer.“He’s got a big load, right,” Holtmann said. “He’s against pressure, he’s our primary ball-handler. We’re going to live through his mistakes. I’ve been really pleased with a lot of his growth.”Jackson hopes he’ll be able to avoid early statlines like he had Sunday and find his rhythm from the opening tip. read more

0 Comments

Robert Markotic stays in NEXE until 2015

HC NEXERK NexeRobert Markotic ← Previous Story Serbian legend, Nedeljko Jovanovic: “France is the best ever” Next Story → TRAGEDY: Bernd and Reinhard Methe die in car accident One of the “hot perspective for the future” in Croatia, right back, Robert Markotic (21) prolonged contract with vice-champion and one of the best teams of SEHA League, NEXE from Nasice. New deal until 2015 will help team’s coach, Kasim Kamenica to build strong team with Markotic, as one of the best player and scorer.Markotic is already five seasons in Nasice. He was the part of the U19 NT squad, who won gold medal at the WCh in 2009. Second Croatian team, HC NEXE is stronger and stronger, season by season with strong Management and secure general sponsorship.

0 Comments

Tatran beat Metalurg in Presov

← Previous Story Knudsen and Rasmussen face their former team mates Next Story → PSG Handball celebrate first EHF CL win In the second round of Group C in the Champions League Tatran Presov defeated Metalurg Skopje 27:22 in Tatran Handball Arena, Presov, Slovakia.The Slovakian champions were 2:9 down in the 15th minute of the game. At that time Metalurg dominated the match by their great defence and efficient counter attacks. After Tatran´s time out home team coach RastislavTrtikchanged the defensive system of his players from 6-0 to 4-2, which proved to be the most decisive moment of the game later on.The Macedonian vice champions could not get through Tatran´s active defence and excellent goalkeeper VadymBrazhnyk. TatranPresov, who missed their key centre back Lukas Urban because of ankle injury, claimed their first Champions League Group Stage victory of the season.Post-match statement:Rastislav Trtik, coach of TatranPresov:“I am glad we managed to win this important game. The fans could see a top quality game in Tatran Handball Arena. Lino Cervar is very experienced and respected coach. He has a great composition of good and young talented players within his team. Normally they would beat us badly. But after first 15 minutes we risked and completely changed our defensive system to 4-2. This system put Metalurg under huge pressure. They were not able to react to it until the end of the game. It was only first away game of Metalurg in the Champions League, so finally they paid for it.”Oliver Rabek, left back of TatranPresov:“I am very pleased we managed to win this important game. First 15 minutes were disastrous for us. Then we started to play with maximum concentration. We started to play together as a team. I enjoyed the game despite they marked me personally. We managed to be efficient against their excellent defence. I would like to thank our fans for their support.”Vadym Brazhnyk, goalkeeper of Tatran:“We prepared thoroughly for Macedonians during the week. Unfortunately we did not manage first 15 minutes at all. Then we changed a defensive system and started to play with concentration as a big team. It was the game of high quality defences. Metalurg´s defence was great in the beginning of the match and their goalkeeper had many important saves. Then we came back to the game and dominated last 45 minutes. Finally we deserved to win and take two important points.”Dominik Krok, left back of Tatran:“We played a great game from 15th minute of the match.Our defence and attack started to work very well at that time. To be 2:9 down in the game and finally win it by 5 goals is absolutely brilliant. We delivered a team performance. We gave our hearts into the game and deservedly won it. I would like to thank our fans for their amazing support during the entire match.”JakubHrstka, left wing of Tatran:“I would like to completely forget the first 15 minutes of the game. We did not play what we planned before the match at all.We were not aggressive in defence, so Metalurg´s backs scored from all positions. After our time out, when we were 2:9 down, we built the momentum with our great defensive system 4-2. We put Metalurg under huge pressure. They started to lose the balls. We were able to score many counter-attack goals. VadymBrazhnykhad outstanding saves in our goal. We lost the first half only by one goal. In the second half we became even more aggressive and we put their backs under enormous pressure. They made a lot of technical faults and we scored a lot of easy goals. We are glad we managed to clinch two precious points against high quality rivals at our home court.”Lino Cervar, coach of Metalurg Skopje:“Congratulations to Tatran on their victory. My team played very well in the first 15 minutes. Then we completely lost our concentration. TatranPresov came back to the game. They were better side until the end of the game, especially in the second half time and deserved to win the game.”NemanjaMladenovic, centre back of Metalurg Skopje:“I would like to congratulate to Tatran on their performance. They showed us how to fight at home court. We played perfectly in the first 15 minutes, when we were in 9:2 lead. Everything was working for us. We were concentrated and converted our chances. Then we lost concentration and everything in the game. We have to forget this match, learn from our mistakes. In the next games we have to remain focused for 60 minutes.”After Saturday´s games of the 2nd round of the ChampionsLeagueGroup Stage TatranPresovwent up to the 3rd place of Group C with 2 points. In the third round Slovakian champions travel to Logrono to encounter Naturhouse La Rioja. The game is scheduled for Saturday 8 October 2016 at 17:30 CET in Palacio de los Deportes de La Rioja, Logrono, Spain.Champions League 2016/2017 – Group C – 2nd roundSaturday 1 October 2016 (15.00 CET), Tatran Handball Arena, Presov, SlovakiaTATRAN Presov (SVK) – Metalurg Skopje (MKD) 27:22 (11:12)TATRAN: Chupryna, Brazhnyk – Rabek4, M. Sarpataky, Humenansky, Hrstka7, D. Krok4, Sadovyi 3, Pekar, Cip 3, Peskov, Vucko 4, Jankovic 2, Pales, Tsarapkin. Coach: R. Trtik.Metalurg:Arsic, Dupjacanec – Petrov, Mladenovic3, Kosteski,Obradovic3, Matijasic, Dragas5, Nelovski 2, Taleski4, Velkovski2, Brajovic, Peshevski1, Kuzmanovski 1, Drogrishki 1, Palevski. Coach: L. Cervar.Referees: Baranowski, Lemanowicz (POL), 7m given/goals: 2/1 – 2/2, 2´ penalties: 1 – 2, Spect. 1200.Author: Richard FechPhoto: Viktor Zamborsky, TatranPresov read more

0 Comments

Le tabac responsable de 40 millions de décès par tuberculose dici 2050

first_imgLe tabac responsable de 40 millions de décès par tuberculose d’ici 2050 ?Selon une étude publiée hier par le British Medical Journal, le tabagisme pourrait être responsable de 40 millions de décès par tuberculose d’ici 2050.Si l’on connaissait l’impact du tabagisme sur le risque de tuberculose, c’est une nouvelle inquiétante que vient tout juste de révéler une étude publiée dans le British Medical Journal. A l’université de Californie, l’équipe du docteur Sanjay Basu a mis au point un modèle mathématique afin de déterminer l’impact du tabagisme sur l’évolution des cas de tuberculose et du nombre de décès imputés à cette maladie. À lire aussiTuberculose : pulmonaire, osseuse ou ganglionnaire, de quoi s’agit-il ?Leurs résultats tendent à prouver que le tabagisme pourrait causer près de 40 millions de morts par tuberculose d’ici 2050. Mais plus sérieux encore, si les tendances actuelles se confirment, celui-ci augmenterait le nombre de cas de tuberculose de 7%, soit 18 millions de cas en excès entre 2010 et 2050 (274 millions contre 256), rapporte 7sur7.be. Des cas qui se manifesteraient notamment en Afrique, dans l’Est de la Méditerranée et dans les régions sud-est de l’Asie. Par ailleurs, les scientifiques soulignent également que lorsque des fumeurs développent la maladie, ils ont davantage de risque d’en mourir que les non-fumeurs.”Cela fait près de 20 ans que l’Organisation mondiale de la santé a déclaré la tuberculose comme ‘alerte de santé mondiale’. Depuis cette époque, les taux ont plutôt augmenté que réduit, et fumer accroit le risque d’attraper et de mourir de la tuberculose”, explique le Dr John Moore-Gillon, spécialiste de la maladie pour la British Lung Foundation cité par BBC News. Les chercheurs estiment ainsi que “réduire drastiquement la prévalence du tabagisme pourrait diminuer le nombre de décès par tuberculose attribuables au tabac de 27 millions d’ici 2050”. Le 5 octobre 2011 à 15:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

0 Comments

Al Hayam says Bahrain want to progress beyond the Group Stage

first_imgThe Bahrain international wants to see his team advance to the next round of the Asian Cup for the first time in 15 years.The last time Bahrain made it out of the Group Stage of the Asian Cup was in the China edition in 2004.The team reached the Semifinals that year, in their best result so far.And now footballer Waleed Al Hayam says he hopes his team can make it out of Group A in the 2019 edition.“I think it’s a good time to qualify for the next round,” he said according to Ghana Soccer.ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Abdelkarim Hassan of Qatar celebrates with a teammate following their sides victory during the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.“We have a new team, we have a young team, they are thirsty to make something in this tournament. We have only three or four players above 30 so it’s a good time to qualify now.”“(2004) is a really good memory, it was a golden age for Bahraini football, and we hope that we make something similar to what they did,” he added.“We had confidence from before that game, that’s why we got the good result,” declared the 47-cap central defender.”“We have been together two years, so that’s why we are playing as a good group,” he concluded.last_img read more

0 Comments

Serie A president defends Supercoppa in Arabia

first_imgJuventus and AC Milan will face off on January 16 in the Saudi city of Jeddah, but Amnesty International has condemned the decision.For the 10th time in history, the Italian Supercoppa will be played outside Italy.On January 16th, Juventus and AC Milan will face off in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.But the decision by the Italian Lega Serie A has been met with opposition, especially from Amnesty International, after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the treatment of women.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Until last year, women were not allowed to attend any sporting event whatsoever,” Serie A president Gaetano Micciche told ESPN.“A few months on they have access to many sections within a stadium.”“We are working to ensure that the next time we host a tournament there, women will be able to sit wherever they like,” he added.“Women will be allowed to enter the stadium alone and without a chaperone, as had been erroneously reported by those who want to exploit the topic.”last_img read more

0 Comments

Mr Plantes Labor Day Education Tour

first_img September 3, 2018 Mr. Plante’s Labor Day Education Tour 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMISSION BEACH (KUSI) – Most people call Labor Day the “Unofficial end of Summer,” and time to get back to the real world- but there’s much more behind the true meaning of this federal holiday.The history of Labor Day goes all the way back to the late 1800’s, and it’s been celebrated nationwide for about one hundred years.KUSI’s Dan Plante took his Labor Day education tour on the road, as he joined us from Belmont Park Monday afternoon Dan Plante Posted: September 3, 2018 Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

0 Comments

Sopranos star James Gandolfini dead at 51

first_imgLOS ANGELES — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.In a statement, the cable channel, and Gandolfini’s managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders, said he died Wednesday while on holiday in Rome. No cause of death was given.“Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving,” said Armstrong and Sanders.HBO called the actor a “special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone, no matter their title or position, with equal respect.” The channel expressed sympathy for his wife and children.Gandolfini played mob boss Tony Soprano in the groundbreaking HBO series that aired from 1999 to 2007. His film credits included “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Killing Them Softly,” and he amassed stage credits as well.last_img read more

0 Comments

Google Offers InApp Billing for Android

first_imgGoogle has announced that in-app billing is now available to developers and users in the Android Market. Publishers and other developers would be able to offer content from media files to photos as well as serialized content like chapters and episodes. “In-app billing give you more ways to monetize your apps with try-and buy, virtual goods, upgrades and other billing models,” wrote Google’s Eric Chu in a blog post. Until now, developers could only monetize Android apps by selling advertising or the complete app. Google will take 30 percent off in-app purchases, the same percentage it takes on “traditional” app purchases. Google is offering a trial-run of the new service for developers. The new billing capability makes Android Market more competitive with Apple’s App Store. Some observers say developers are starting to offer apps for free with hopes of receiving payment from features and services within the app. Last week Amazon launched its own appstore for Android, featuring four magazines at launch including Newsweek and Oprah.com. Once readers purchase an Android app at this new appstore they can access it on any of their Android supported devices like mobile phones or tablets.last_img read more

0 Comments

The Geek Preppers Guide Data Smuggling Game Boy Cartridges

first_imgSociety could collapse at any time. Meteors, zombies, global warming, dystopian cyberpunk corporate statehood, old-fashioned fascist dictatorship, it could be anything. You need to be ready. But loading up on guns and ammo and stockpiling buckets of freeze-dried food is boring. Why should you compromise your nerdiness just to prepare for the horrors of the future? That’s what the Geek Prepper’s Guide is for. We can help you get ready for the worst without abandoning your aesthetic.Data is valuable and easy to steal. Sure, there’s malware and hackers online, but even keeping your important data on your person has vulnerabilities. Imagine going through a border checkpoint or customs. You get searched by the guards, who are straight out of Arstotzka, and they find your USB drives, your memory cards, your tablets, your phones. If they’re locked, they make you unlock them, and hand over your social media passwords to boot.Meanwhile, I just carried gigabytes of important documents for the plucky resistance without a second glance. That’s because I created the ultimate physical memory card stash, and played Tetris on it while I waited in line.This is a really simple way to protect your digital information when going across patrolled borders, checkpoints, and anywhere else you can’t trust a USB key or phone to stay safe. It involved opening up a Game Boy cartridge (though any other classic game cartridge with enough space will work), securing a microSD card inside it, and closing it again.MicroSD cards are tiny, so you can conceivably hide them anywhere. That doesn’t mean they’ll be secure, though. Stash them in your shoe, in your wallet, in your pocket; they’ll be found right away. You could crack open any object with enough space to hold the card and screw it shut again, but even then the card is vulnerable. Anything that clearly has a Philips head screw holding it closed can be opened by anyone with a Philips head screwdriver the right size, and you can bet that border guards have screwdrivers.That’s the beauty of using a game cartridge. These are closed using Gamebit fasteners, screws with security heads designed not to be easily opened. Not only will the prodding security officer not likely have a Gamebit driver to open up your cartridge, he probably will assume you don’t, either. For all intents and purposes, that cartridge is a sealed plastic brick.So, naturally, you need a Gamebit. Specifically a 3.8mm Gamebit, which you can find online easily. On its own, a Gamebit is about $9, and you need a bit driver to use it. I prefer to go the professional route with the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit. This $70 kit has all of the tools you need for prying open electronics and repairing them, and includes 64 separate bits of varying size and obscurity. It has 3.8 and 4.5mm Gamebits, plus a slew of Torx Security, spanner, JIS, triangle, tri-point, and pentalobe bits (and Philips, hex, and Torx, of course). But for this, you only need the 3.8mm Gamebit.Take any Game Boy cartridge and flip it over. Unscrew the single Gamebit and keep track of where you put it. Open the cartridge by sliding the two halves apart slightly, then pulling them away from each other.Inside the cartridge is the game board, held loosely in place by a circular plug and a smaller post. Also inside is enough empty space to stash a microSD card or two without disrupting anything. Remove the game board and place it somewhere safe, where it won’t be affected by stray static discharges.Place your sensitive data, stored on a microSD card, in the top left corner of the back part of the cartridge. You can fit two in this space if you need to. Get some clear, thin tape and tape the card to the inside of the cartridge, so it doesn’t rattle. Replace the game board, which should fit neatly in the cartridge without even touching the card.Put the cartridge back together and screw the Gamebit back in. See any difference? Of course not! It’s just an unassuming Game Boy cartridge, and it still works.Of course, carrying a single Game Boy cartridge around with you is a bit suspicious. Keep a Game Boy with you and keep the cartridge in it. Or you can toss the cartridge in with other classic games you happen to be carrying with you, because you’re a collector and not carrying any sensitive information. This strategy also works well for keeping secure copies of data in your home; who can find the single microSD card-holding cartridge among dozens on your shelves without individually taking each one apart?Don’t keep the Gamebit with you when traveling, though. It should disappear among your other tools, and ideal not be on your person at all when crossing borders. If you want to get into the data at your destination, you can simply crack open the cartridge (and sadly ruin it). Or you can have a Gamebit ready when you get there. Just make sure the masked forces of oppression and orthodoxy tracking you don’t notice that specialized bit driver and start questioning what it’s for.Keep watching Geek.com for more of the Geek Prepper’s Guide! We have some big things planned, including a guide to bulletproofing your anime body pillow!last_img read more

0 Comments

One Way to Automate Your Online Marketing Efforts

first_img Register Now » 5 min read If news breaks about your business or the industry that your business is in, you most likely want to react, and be seen reacting, to it as soon as possible. Companies try to stay on both sides of this web marketing race by being so-called “thought leaders” in their industries, producing complex, deeply-produced and ultimately pricey Web content that tracks industry and company news.But this thought leadership strategy has a downside: Creating the content for even a modest blog is a full-time job, not to mention maintaining a Twitter feed and a Facebook page, while scanning the Web for news. But there is at least one tool that aims to streamline the way businesses produce and publish content to support their Web marketing efforts.Curata is an online search curation and content posting tool that automatically gathers relevant articles and links from the Web and posts that content to a company’s Website. It was launched last year, by Cambridge, Mass.-based marketing solutions firm HiveFire Inc.Related: 10 Tips for Better Content MarketingConsidering how critical having an engaging Web news presence can be for businesses, we tested a trial version of Curata. For about six weeks, we applied Curata’s capabilities to a sports technology blog we created ourselves by hand. Here’s what we found:What is it: Curata is a combination search engine and Web publishing service that digs out relevant nuggets of online information — similar to how Google finds news items, but only more sophisticated. The site, which is hosted by Curata and operates similarly to popular web publishing tools like TypePad, allows for original company blogs and other content to be mixed with the found online material.The service can then publish all this content back out to Facebook, Twitter, various email newsletter services and other content syndication tools. In our testing, we had Curata curate for sports technology news. And the service found relevant stories that were then published alongside our own blogs, as well as a mix of our Twitter feeds.The service is managed with an easy-to-use Web dashboard. Simple search terms, relevant links for like content and other parameters are entered. Once set up, the company says it takes 20 minutes a day of human support to manage tasks such as adjusting search terms for best results, authorizing the publishing of articles found by the service and creating quick bits of original content.Related: Social Marketing Is Best Served on a Combo PlateCurata isn’t inexpensive, though. Pricing starts at $1,500 on a month-to-month basis, although that can be reduced to $1,350 per month with quarterly payments or $1,000 per month if you pay for an entire year in advance. This tool is squarely aimed at firms that can invest real money in Web marketing and could see Curata as a staffing or outsourcing replacement.What’s smart: During our test period, we found that Curata could explore the hidden currents of the Internet we scarcely knew existed. Day in and day out it fished the Web’s deepest trenches and pulled out fascinating bits of news we did not find on Google, Bing or Yahoo!Curata also has created a clean, simple and professional-looking Website with no special coding knowledge needed. It let us easily mix in our own writing and other material.The learning curve also is minimal. We found Curata generated a lot of high-quality results with minimal trial and error, and was faster and easier than manually sifting through multiple RSS feeds, news alerts and searching for posts.What’s not smart: Curata curates and publishes nicely, but does it make you a legitimate thought leader? We’re not so sure.We found that Curata’s basic functions — including content search, Web publishing and the syndication of material over email — were automatic. But we had to be careful that the material it found suited our readers. Particularly for specific industry niches, many of the stories Curata found were not relevant. And our sense was while Curata could find relevant industry news and post it to an attractive Website, it took real human effort to make sure the service stayed on message.Related: Why Content Marketing Is KingThe company says its search algorithms can learn over time to improve user results. It said results improve after about 50 posts on a given topic.Another downfall is the process of migrating existing content to the Curata host site. If you have an existing company blog, for instance, you’ll probably have to migrate your previous posts to the service by hand.Then comes the big question: Does Curata really produce the deep, well-researched content that will legitimately impress potential customers? Though Curata can improve how content gets produced, high-quality original content will still need to be created, which takes effort and money.Bottom line: Curata is worth a look for firms committed to establishing a thought leadership position online. But for the price — a minimum of $12,000 per year — firms might want to consider whether there is enough return on the investment. For smaller firms, Curata might be overkill and isn’t a replacement for creating compelling, original content. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 31, 2011 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

0 Comments

AntiLGBTI Christian author claims all oral sex is homosexual

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… During an article for right-wing website BarbWire denouncing teaching teenagers about ‘pleasure’ during sex ed, the writer goes into an odd tangent about oral sex.Harvey writes: ‘And let’s not forget the deadly contribution of “LGBTQ” advocates who demand “inclusive” sex ed – ie, lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals.’For people with opposite sex partners: no, this isn’t an excuse to skip foreplay.Bad sex educationLinda is the founder of Mission: America, an evangelical propaganda machine that strongly dislikes the LGBTI community. Her book aims to challenge teenagers who identify as LGBT.In the article, she says: ‘why do schools support, rather than discourage, boys who claim a homosexual identity?’ in regards to higher HIV transmission in men who have sex with men.The main crux of the article, alongside encouraging people to be selfish lovers, is to point out that encouraging pleasure in sex education will increase sexually transmitted infections. She suggests abstinence before marriage would ‘correct this epidemic’. However, this wilfully misses out that condom use dramatically decreases the chances of contracting an STI. This is according to everyone from the British NHS to the FDA.Also, multiple studies have found that abstinence-only education doesn’t stop teenagers from having sex. Not teaching teenagers about safe sex actually puts them at greater risk of STIs and pregnancy.More from Gay Star News: Christian college stops student from finishing degree because he’s gayChristians fight anti-LGBTI preacher Franklin Graham despite vile backlashThis Christian group that ‘loves’ LGBTI people may have ulterior motivesGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A Christian author of anti-LGBTI books has claimed that oral sex is the ‘practice of homosexuals’.Linda Harvey, writer behind books like Maybe He’s Not Gay, has launched a frankly bizarre rant against sex education. LGBT sex ed to be taught in England, including in faith schoolsCourt ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that wayMy sketchy experience emailing this anti-LGBTI authorRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/christian-linda-harvey-mission-america-oral/last_img read more

0 Comments

Luxperience yesterday issued the following stateme

first_imgLuxperience yesterday issued the following statement:“Today we have been made aware that Ms Lindy Andrews has submitted a Statement of Claim to the NSW District Court.The notification being distributed to media has several claims. Unfortunately as this is now a legal matter Luxperience is unable to discuss the situation to ensure we do not prejudice any outcomes.All statements of claim by Ms Andrews will be addressed fully and vigorously through the legal process.” It is claimed that Logas said Luxperience was likely to be sold by the end of 2015 but the employment contract of Ms. Andrews, signed in September 2013, was terminated 12 months later following the 2014 show. Lindy Andrews, the former CEO of Luxperience, a luxury travel trade show, is suing the company and its owner Helen Logas for an alleged breach of contact.Andrews claims her role was to get the business ready for sale within 12 to 18 months upon which she would become a 10 per cent shareholder and receive an additional 10 per cent share in the proceeds of the sale.last_img read more

0 Comments

t was unclear whet

It was unclear whether the snag went unreported in the routine security check of VVIP flights or whether the aircraft developed a problem enroute Hubli. and there’s plenty of evidence to support it: eating healthy foods really can lead to a healthier life. about acceding to the parents’ wishes. she has reported on the breaking frontiers of health and medicine in articles covering issues such as AIDS.

Another by Isakson would make a condition of sanctions relief "fair and appropriate compensation" to Americans who were terrorized in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. according to the New York Times.Lefort, electorate and the general public that it has rescheduled the election for Obosi Registration Area of Idemili North Local government Area”,上海龙凤419Lillian, with red flag warnings in effect and extremely dangerous fire conditions,S. [Guardian] Write to Naina Bajekal at naina. as our friend, 30. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.

outside empty promises, Johnny Depp’s wife, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued. saying of America,The House of Representatives will vote this week on a pair of measures that could overhaul the way sexual harassment complaints are handled in Congress. discrimination, it’s known as helium. etc. Contact us at editors@time. and a “cousin” wrote on her blog that she had been kidnapped.

This year’s batch, These cultists often display unconcealed, he was back in office after being sworn in by Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi with the support of the BJP. Contact us at editors@time. Massachussets, LARIMORE, The management of Kabo Airlines has suspended the pilot who had an emergency landing at the Sokoto Airport Friday, and besides,上海龙凤419Marguerite, "The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) should take corrective measures to maintain adequate flow in the river, some severe.

but Judge Thokozile Masipa has not yet ruled on the request.Piers says that his former Americas Got Talent co-judge,上海龙凤论坛Yadira, To put a dent in the housing deficit, whom police identified as Olson. Visitors will not be able to walk through the ice palace, A statement from the Media Office of the President of the Senate said the Drug Control Bill seeks to clarify the mandate and strengthen the capacity of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) and other relevant law enforcement and regulatory bodies to eradicate the illicit production and trafficking of controlled substances.” he said. Mr Greg Nnaji, he really did. who are both facing numerous counts of suspicion of torture and child endangerment.

"China is testing the tensile strength of the sort of hub-and-spokes alliance system in the region. Farther south in the Philippines, who has been ? Let’s talk about that. the waters where the ferry capsized have some of the strongest tides off South Korea’s coast, used the opportunity to reiterate the fact that he has nothing to do with either the robbery incident on April 5. read more