6,000 steps a day keeps knee problems at bay

first_imgWalking 6,000 or more steps per day may protect people with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA) from developing mobility issues such as difficulty in getting up from a chair and climbing stairs, a study shows.”Walking reduces risk of functional limitation associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA),” said Daniel White from Sargent College at Boston University in Massachusetts, US.For the study, researchers measured daily steps taken by 1,788 people with or at risk for knee OA”We tried to find out how much daily walking is needed to minimise risk of developing problems with mobility in people with knee OA,” White added.For the study, researchers measured daily steps taken by 1,788 people with or at risk for knee OA.Walking was measured with a monitor over seven days and functional limitation evaluated two years later.Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritisWalking an additional 1,000 steps each was associated with between a 16 percent to 18 percent reduction in incident functional limitation two years later.Walking less than 6,000 steps daily was the best threshold for identifying those who developed functional limitation.”We encourage those with or at risk of knee OA to walk at least 3,000 or more steps each day, and ultimately progress to 6,000 steps daily to minimise the risk of developing difficulty with mobility,” White suggested.The study was published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.last_img read more

England vs South Africa: Vernon Philander out of hospital, available to bat in third Test vs England

first_imgAll-rounder Vernon Philander was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning will bat on day three of the third test against England at the Oval, Cricket South Africa said.The 32-year-old came down with a viral infection ahead of the match and left the field during Friday’s play as the stomach ailment got worse.The Proteas head into the third day in a heap of trouble at 126 for eight, still 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on.Temba Bavuma (34) and Morne Morkel (2) were at the crease for the tourists at close of play on Friday, with Philander expected to bat at number 11.last_img read more

Bigg Boss 11 Day 16 analysis: Contestants play it dirty for luxury budget task; Hina sings Lag Jaa Gale

first_imgBigg Boss 11 had quite an eventful Day 16. Rapper Akash Dadlani lost his cool after being nominated. The episode started off with Akash acting like possessed. He took off his shirt and started shouting, calling names to Vikas Gupta and making faces at him. He also had a fight with Benafsha Soonawalla, as he knew she voted against him.Akash Dadlani in a still from Bigg Boss 11. Picture courtesy: TwitterVikas talked to Bandgi and asked her to make Puneesh understand that it’s not wise to interfere in other contestants’ matters, and that he could easily put him and Aakash in jail and win the task. Bandgi talked to Puneesh about this, who didn’t take it very well and ended up fighting with Vikas. Bandgi, who wanted Puneesh to keep calm got upset and refused to eat. Later Puneesh pacified her and the love birds patched up.Vikas and Shilpa talked about their issue in the living area. Vikas tried to clear the air about Shilpa’s ouster from Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain. Vikas hugged Shilpa and also planted a kiss on her forehead. He asked her not be angry or else he would keep her hugging this way.Vikas hugging Shilpa in a still from Bigg Boss 11. Picture courtesy: VootThis week’s luxury budget task ‘Jo mudd gaya woh udd gaya’ was introduced, where the housemates were divided into two teams – team Vikas and team Puneesh. In the task, team members had to rest their chins on their respective stands and members from other team had to target two contestants at a time and make them lift their chins. Vikas’ team, which consisted of Hiten, Hina, Benafsh, Mehjabi, Sabyasachi and Sapna were the first to put their resilience to test.Puneesh’s team went all out in torturing Vikas and his team. They started off with Vikas and Benafsha. During the task Vikas lost his cool when something hit his eyes. He got so agitated that he hit Puneesh. After Vikas, Benafsha put a good show by not moving her chin for a long time. Akash, used cow dung, milk, eggs, wood shavings and ice cold water on Benafsha and it looked like he was taking his revenge from Benafsha for nominating him.advertisementAfter Benafsha, Mehjabi and Sabyasachi lifted their chin. Puneesh, who is good friends with Sapna, tried not to be very harsh on Sapna and asked her to quit, as they didn’t want to put her through the ordeal. After Sapna, Hiten and Hina were put through the torture. Arshi took advantage of the situation and rubbed ice all over Hiten’s back and arms in a seducing way.  A strong gush of water made Hiten’s chin move and Hina was left all alone on the stand.While a lot of contestants showed very little patience, Hina took all of this very sportingly. She started off the task by singing her favourite Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 song – Lag ja gale. She was one of the best performers of team Vikas.Getting physical costed Vikas his captaincy and he was also barred from running for captaincy for the entire season by Bigg Boss. On the other hand, his rival Puneesh got advantage of the situation and was made the temporary captain of the house. As a punishment, Vikas was also sent to Kaal Kothri.last_img read more

QuickQuotes Just what was said Tuesday about new national security legislation

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government finally introduced its long-awaited new national security legislation Tuesday. Some quotes:“Canadians expect their governments to do two things: protect our communities and uphold our rights and freedoms. Getting that balance right has always been the focus of the Liberal party, and that’s exactly what we’re focusing on doing in government.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.——“We all have a stake in it, so all Canadians can have confidence that our security and our freedoms are being protected. That is the goal of this legislation.” — Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale.——“Canadians have made it very clear that they don’t trust the NDP with their safety and they don’t trust the Conservatives with their rights.” — Goodale.——“Law enforcement and security agencies sometimes have only mere minutes to react to threats. The Liberals’ new bill is removing the ability of security agencies to take proactive steps when sometimes just seconds matter.” — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.——“I think it’s a dangerous step back from certain provisions that allowed law enforcement to intercede when there was a threat to public safety in Canada.” — Erin O’Toole, Conservative public safety critic.——“We’re once again compromising our freedoms in our country. Mr. Trudeau promised to get rid of the worst parts of Bill C-51. He hasn’t done that. This is not constant oversight. It’s review, and it falls well short of what Mr. Trudeau promised.” — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.——“This legislation is a positive step forward, but does not fully address the fundamental privacy concerns expressed by Canadians throughout the government’s own consultation. In particular, we have yet to see any proactive measures to protect Canadians from the use of invasive mass surveillance devices such as Stingrays, or legislative protections for encrypted communication technologies which are critical to our digital and economic security.” — Laura Tribe, executive director, OpenMedia.——last_img read more

CIMR Retirement Plan Open to Architects, Veterinarians, Self-Employed Workers

Rabat – The Moroccan Interprofessional Retirement Fund (CIMR) has signed agreements to offer veterinary doctors, architects, and self-employed workers access to the Al Moustakbal Individual (The Future) retirement plan.The CIMR signed an agreement with the National Order of Veterinarians (ONV) May 15 and with the Regional Council of the Order of Architects of the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra Area (CROA-RABAT).The CIMR has participated in the national architects day organised by CROA-RABAT in collaboration with the Ministry of National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy. The signing of the agreements came after CIMR opened to individual membership for self-employed professionals and workers and is part of the promotion of the Al Moustakbal Individual plan at the national level.Founded in 1949, the CIMR is a mutual company for retirement savings, whose mission is to promote a sustainable, balanced, and supportive retirement by granting beneficiaries a fair pension.The CIMR is managed by a board of directors elected by the General Assembly of members. In 2017, CIMR had 6,385 member companies; 641,358 affiliated active contributors and 170,870 beneficiaries. The total disbursed pensions amounted to MAD 3.995 billion. read more

UN regional literacy conference kicks off in Beijing

31 July 2007The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a conference in Beijing starting today to help tackle illiteracy in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, where women make up nearly seven out of every 10 people who cannot read and write. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a conference in Beijing starting today to help tackle illiteracy in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, where women make up nearly seven out of every 10 people who cannot read and write.Education ministers, experts, civil society representatives and First Ladies from across the region have gathered in the Chinese capital for the two-day conference, which is focusing on encouraging partnerships and promoting innovative approaches to reducing illiteracy.Almost 92 per cent of people in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific can read and write, but the figures vary widely from country to country and the region as a whole suffers from a persistent gender gap, with women comprising 70 per cent of the illiterate population.The conference is designed to trigger individual States to do more to promote literacy through measures such as building up their investment in literacy programmes and integrating such programmes into wider education strategies.This week’s gathering is the second of six regional meetings on global literacy to be held before the end of next year. They follow on from the White House Conference on Global Literacy, held in New York in September last year. That conference was hosted by United States First Lady Laura Bush, who is also a Honorary Ambassador for the UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012) and UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment. read more

Two robbers are deserters

He said that the other deserter is Rifleman Asanka Ubeysiri . He has joined the Army on 06 March 2009 and has deserted the service on 25 May 2010.  Since then he has never reported or arrested until this incident.“Like any other Army the Sri Lanka Army always takes strict disciplinary action against anyone who breaches the provisions of the Army Act. As you can see in the case of the first soldier it was the Army that initiated action for a theft he carried out whilst in service.  We don’t approve or support crimes of any nature,” the army spokesman said. (Colombo Gazette) On 24 May 2010 he surrendered.  After due disciplinary procedure he was awarded 90 days detention in July 2010 and was detained at Panagoda Detention Barracks.  Upon completion of the period of detention he was handed over to the Regimental Centre on 9 September 2010 and on 6 October 2010 he became absent without leave and later declared a deserter.  On 25 June 2013 Hungama Police arrested this deserting soldier and was handed over to his Regiment on 9 July 2013.  Upon a summary trial it was decided to discharge the soldier from service as per due procedure and was temporarily discharged (such temporary discharge is instituted until clearance from all army establishments is obtained) from 15 July 2013 to 20 August 2013.  On 20 August the soldier reported back but since his clearance from some institutes were not received he was given another letter of temporary discharge from 21 August 2013 to 25 October 2013.  He has got involved in this robbery during that period.“It is noteworthy to mention that two other robbers including the one who died are his own brothers as revealed in preliminary investigations.  They are K. Rohitha Lakshman and K. Indika Sampath (killed during the incident).  This proves that the three brothers have been involved in this together and this may not be the first such robbery carried out by them,” the army spokesman said. “The Sri Lanka Army does not approve any crime and particularly we regret this incident in which a senior journalist has suffered at the hands of a gang of robbers. The police are conducting investigations and there is no doubt the truth will be revealed in due course, “ he said. The army spokesman said that one deserter, Private Soldier K. P. Chamara Kumara of Weralupitiya, Awissawella, was arrested whilst in service in September 2009 for a theft.  After a summary trial according to the Army Act he was awarded 90 days detention on 06 October and whilst being held in detention at his Regimental Centre in order to be handed over to the Panagoda Detention Barracks (an Army correctional facility administered by the Military Police) he escaped from detention and deserted on 08 October 2009. The army says two of the five robbers arrested over the break-in at the home of journalist Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema yesterday are deserters and not soldiers still serving in the army.Army spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that some parties including web based media have attempted to implicate the Sri Lanka Army in the robbery that took place at Bambalapitiya. read more

Fresh government creates occasion for tech innovation exWhite House official

When Vivek Kundra started working in the White House in 2009, President Barack Obama was fighting “tooth-and-nail” to keep his BlackBerry.Seven years later, the once iconic Canadian-made smartphone has been relegated to an amusing anecdote for the United States’ inaugural Chief Information Officer — and an example of the difficulties governments have keeping up with technology.Kundra, who managed an $80-billion information technology portfolio for the president, was in Ottawa during election week urging Canadian officials who oversee roughly $6 billion in similar spending to stay apace.“Change is the only constant. Just because you have one company that has done well today doesn’t mean it’s going to reign supreme,” he said in an interview.“You have to be able to put innovation at the centre of your government policy. Because the future is going to belong to those countries that are constantly innovating. Canada has done it before, and can do it again.”Kundra laid out his prescription for digital transformation in the capital as the federal Liberals celebrated their resounding election victory.He said it’s an exciting time for Canada because a fresh government could initiate an era of technology-driven innovation that’s essential to creating jobs and keeping the country competitive.“You’ve just had an amazing election, and you have a leader who has in front of him the opportunity,” said Kundra, who resigned from the White House in 2011 and is now executive vice-president for the Silicon Valley-based cloud computing firm Salesforce.Near the end of the 11-week election campaign, several prominent technology entrepreneurs voiced frustration that no political party had outlined a vision for their industry.However, the Liberals ultimately committed $200 million annually for three years to help tech startups grow. They also promised $100 million a year toward an industrial research-assistance program, which encourages innovation in small- and medium-sized businesses.While campaigning, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau pointed out that Canada has fallen to 22nd place for innovation among leading countries, according to a report from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.Kundra said countries, including Canada, will fall behind without a policy framework that embraces the future.He encouraged the federal government to examine technology expenditures, noting that within his first six months at the White House he implemented a crackdown on wasteful spending that saved the U.S. government $3 billion.“Are you spending that capital in the old world — on mainframes and mini-computers?” he asked. “Or are you spending that capital to create jobs of the future around data science and cloud and social and mobile?”Other high-tech initiatives the government should consider include designing policies to attract talent and venture capital and investing in “intelligent infrastructure” for cities, such as smart grids, he suggested.The day after the federal election, the country’s largest high-tech association released a proposed agenda for the new government, urging a focus toward improving Canada’s low innovation and competitiveness rankings.The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance issued specific recommendations ranging from consolidating ministries for a new “minister of science, technology and business innovation” to committing 10 per cent of government procurement spending to startups.“We need 21st century leadership for improving Canada’s business innovation performance and this must begin at the political level,” said CEO John Reid in a release. “Now is the time to pivot to the future.”Follow @TamsynBurgmann on Twitter Fresh government creates occasion for tech innovation: ex-White House official by Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 26, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 26, 2015 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Gallery OSU vs MSU

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) takes the field with the Buckeyes before their game against Michigan State on Nov. 19. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor The Ohio State Buckeyes took on the Michigan State Spartans on Nov. 19. After a close battle, the Buckeyes earned the victory by a score of 17-16.

Geek deals 379 Dell Inspiron 11 laptop with multitouch 500GB SSD sale

first_imgWhile I’m a huge proponent of having a large, high quality display, there is simply no better way to improve laptop portability than by using a small screen. The recent trend in laptops and ultrabooks tends to ignore form factors under 14-inches, but there are still plenty of people who are hauling their computer around for many hours a day.Historically these ultra-compact laptops also tended to carry high price tags, following the computing axiom that smaller is more expensive. The new Inspiron 13 3137  from Dell looks to upset both of those trends, offering a compact 11.6-inch laptop starting under $400. What’s more is it uses the new Intel Celeron 2955U processor, a just-released variant based off the new Haswell architecture and combining the Platform Controller Hub onto the CPU die. Like the other Core-based Intel UTL processors, this should yield impressive battery life in low workload situations.Performance won’t be mind-blowing or even impressive, with only a 1.4GHz clock speed and 2GB of RAM, but it’s plenty for a modern-day netbook that puts those pithy circa 2005 netbooks to shame. The 11.6-inch HD display even supports touch interaction, something unheard of at this size and price point.At 0.83-inches and 3.15 lbs, it’s should be plenty light for all-day carry and still manages to include two USB 3.0 ports, one USB port, HDMI, ethernet, and a media card reader. Bluetooth, Wireless-N, and an HD webcam are all standard. This is an impressive load-out for a sub-$400 laptop that can go anywhere with you.Dell Inspiron 11 11.6-inch touch laptop for $379.99 + free shipping (reg. $399.99)Our other top deals:HP 3005pr USB 3.0 Dock with ethernet, dual video for $69.99 + free shipping (reg. $149.99 | use coupon LOGICBUY20 | via HP)ViewSonic 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD monitor for $219.99 + free shipping (reg. $329.99 | via NewEgg)Samsung 840 Series 500GB SSD for $324.95 + free shipping (reg. $449.99 | via B&H Photo)last_img read more

Respect the guy dont respect the guy I dont care McIlroy defends

first_img Share20 Tweet Email Mar 1st 2017, 8:16 AM Hard to turn down“I think he was happier to talk golf than anything else that he has to do these days,” McIlroy said, adding that he understood the criticism about being associated with Trump.“I get the divisive rhetoric and everything that was said. It’s a tough place to be in, a tough position. Maybe if I look back on it, I put myself in a position where I was going to get that from either side, one way or the other.I just felt I was doing what was respectful, and the president of the United States phones you up and wants to play golf with you, I wasn’t going to say no. I’m sorry if I sort of, I don’t know, pissed people off. But I felt I was in a position where I couldn’t really do anything but say yes.”McIlroy is making his first appearance in seven weeks after suffering a fractured rib. McIlroy, who last played in the South African Open in January, has missed tournaments in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Los Angeles and Florida in the weeks since.McIlroy said he expected this week’s field would find it tricky adapting to the thin air of Mexico City, where the course venue is around 7,600 feet above sea level, a factor likely to complicate club selection.“Judging distances is going to be really tough,” McIlroy said.“I was hitting eight irons today 210 yards. It’s so hard to get used to and trust in your mind that that club is going to hit the ball that far.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Image: David Davies File photo Image: David Davies File photo ‘Respect the guy, don’t respect the guy, I don’t care’: McIlroy defends ‘surreal experience’ with Trump “I’m sorry if I sort of, I don’t know, p***ed people off. But I felt I was in a position where I couldn’t really do anything but say yes.” RORY MCILROY HAS defended his recent round of golf with US President Donald Trump as he prepared for this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship.The Northern Ireland star said he was taken aback by the scale of the criticism he had received for his round with Trump, insisting he had put politics to one side for the occasion.McIlroy had already addressed the issue in a statement last week following criticism but faced renewed questioning yesterday ahead of this week’s event at Club de Golf Chapultepec.“I just approached it, as I said in my statement, as a round of golf,” McIlroy said. Trump speaking to congress last night. Source: Alex Brandon“Anyone’s beliefs or politics or whatever, just put that to one side for a minute. To go there and see 30 secret service and 30 cops and snipers in the trees, it’s just – I mean, it was just a surreal experience for me to see something like that. That was part of the reason I wanted to go and play.“If it had been Obama I would have gone to play. I’ve played golf with President Clinton, I’ve spent time with President Bush … I just wanted to have an experience that I might not ever get (again); play golf with a sitting president.“You can respect the guy, not respect the guy, I don’t care, but if someone has a chance to play in that scenario and just sort of experience the whole thing,” added McIlroy who said he had spent the round talking golf with Trump. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Follow us: the42.ie By AFP Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 8:16 AM https://the42.ie/3264524 Pain in the neck! Harrington anxiously waiting to discover if he needs surgeryHow ‘ready golf’ could make the sport better for players and spectators 78 Comments Short URL 29,870 Views last_img read more

Dangerous prisoner on the run after being released by mistake

first_img 38,950 Views He has an extensive history of violence and I would urge the public not to approach him but contact police immediately. Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 1:31 PM Short URL ‘Dangerous’ prisoner on the run after being released by mistake People are urged not to approach Michael Lawrence Smith if they see him, but to contact police immediately. By Aoife Barry http://jrnl.ie/3276785 Share77 Tweet Email Image: PSNIcenter_img Mar 8th 2017, 1:31 PM 12 Comments POLICE IN THE north are looking for information on the whereabouts of a prisoner who was released “erroneously” and has not returned to Maghaberry Prison.Michael Lawrence Smith, aged 38, was released erroneously by the Prison Service yesterday (7 March), said the PSNI. He has failed to return.Smith, who is currently on remand for murder, had previously applied for High Court bail for this offence. Police strenuously objected and bail was refused.Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: Michael Smith, who is deemed as dangerous, was last seen in the Belfast area at 2pm on Tuesday 7 March. Geddes said he would ask Smith to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay.He said that anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information should contact police on 999.Read: ‘Mindless, wanton thuggery’: Limerick’s iconic Treaty Stone vandalised overnight> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PSNIlast_img read more

Conscience de soi les macaques capables de se reconnaître dans un miroir

first_imgConscience de soi : les macaques capables de se reconnaître dans un miroirÉtats-Unis – Jusqu’alors, les macaques avaient échoué au test du miroir, ne semblant pas reconnaître leur reflet. Une équipe de l’université du Wisconsin-Madison a cependant découvert, chez des primates dotés d’un implant cérébral, un soudain intérêt pour leur reflet. Les singes observent des situations lors desquelles ils semblent se reconnaître.Le test du miroir consiste à faire des taches sur le pelage des animaux, à des endroits impossibles à voir sans miroir. Si devant leur reflet, ils touchent ces taches ou, mieux encore, tentent de les effacer, cela prouve qu’ils ont conscience d’eux-mêmes. Ce test, les chimpanzés le réussissent mais jusqu’alors, ce n’était pas le cas des macaques.  Dans une étude publiée dans la revue PLoS One, des chercheurs de l’université du Wisconsin-Madison révèlent avoir observé des situations lors desquelles les macaques rhésus (Macaca mulatta) se reconnaissent dans un miroir. Les primates qui y sont parvenus étaient dotés d’implants cérébraux, dans le cadre d’une étude de perception. C’est une technicienne de laboratoire qui a constaté l’intérêt des macaques pour les dispositifs vissés sur leurs crânes, les singes les observant dans de petits miroirs. Luis Populin, l’un des principaux auteurs de cette étude, a alors entrepris d’en savoir plus, observant un groupe de cinq macaques dont les cages étaient dotées de miroirs depuis leur plus jeune âge. Des implants cérébraux ont été posé sur les animaux, entraînant chez eux un intérêt pour certaines zones de leur anatomie généralement inaccessibles à la vue, telles que les parties génitales mais aussi leur blessure à la tête. Une exploration que les macaques ont immédiatement cessé lorsque les miroirs ont été voilés.Grâce à l’enregistrement de vidéos, les chercheurs ont pu comptabiliser le nombre de regards vers les miroirs et le temps total passé à les regarder, constatant une augmentation des deux paramètres qui tend à prouver que les macaques ne considèrent pas le miroir comme un simple objet. Les singes non dotés d’implants cérébraux n’ont quant à eux montré aucun signe d’intérêt pour les miroirs et leur reflet. Les chercheurs estiment donc que la blessure à la tête, engendrée par la pose d’un implant, constituerait un stimulant ou une “super tache” qui les aiderait à se reconnaître. Pour Luis Populin, cette expérience permet d’imaginer qu’il pourrait exister chez l’animal différents niveaux de conscience de soi.Le 9 octobre 2010 à 16:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pirate Bay les Anonymous réagissent et les blocages saccumulent

first_imgPirate Bay : les Anonymous réagissent et les blocages s’accumulentSur décision judiciaire, plusieurs sites de The Pirate Bay ont été bloqués en Finlande par le fournisseur d’accès internet (FAI) Elisa. Le groupe de hackivistes Anonymous n’a pas tardé à réagir à cette décision, en s’attaquant aux sites de deux associations luttant contre le piratage. Mais les ennuis continuent pour les premiers, qui viennent de voir leur accès bloqués aux Pays Bas également.Le FAI Elisa finlandais a été contraint lundi de bloquer l’accès à plusieurs sites de The Pirate Bay, suite à une injonction de justice prise après une plainte de la Fédération internationale de l’industrie phonographique (IFPI) déposée en octobre dernier. Cette décision a naturellement provoqué la colère du groupe de hackivistes Anonymous, qui a réagi en s’attaquant au site internet de l’association comme à celui du Centre d’information sur le copyright et contre le piratage (CIAPC), un organisme travaillant pour le compte de l’IFPI.”Le site finlandais de la Fédération internationale de l’industrie phonographiqueet le site web du Centre d’information sur le copyright et contre le piratage ont tous deux été mis hors ligne, sans doute à la suite d’une attaque par déni de service distribué” a expliqué Antti Kotilainen, directeur général du CIAPC, cité par lemondeinformatique.fr. Et d’ajouter : “Il n’y a pas vraiment d’incidence sur notre travail, mais c’est tout de même ennuyeux”.Cette attaque a été revendiquée par un pirate connu sur Twitter sous le nom de @anon_finland. Sur le réseau social, il affirme que les Anonymous “maintiendrait ce site hors service aussi longtemps qu’ils le souhaitent”. Après la Finlande, les Pays-BasMais voilà qu’aujourd’hui, une nouvelle procédure vient d’être entamé par la justice néerlandaise, bloquant les accès au Pirate Bay sur son territoire.L’information provient du site Torrentfreak, qui explique que le tribunal aurait estimé qu’une partie non négligeable des fai XS4All et Ziggo utiliserait The Pirate Bay pour partager des contenus protégés par droits d’auteur. Le problème ne viendrait pas du téléchargement de ces oeuvres, non réprimé en Hollande, mais de la mise à disposition de ces fichiers, interdite par la loi en vigueur.À lire aussiConflit Israélo-Palestinien : les Anonymous publie un guide pour aider les habitants de GazaLes deux opérateurs ont dorénavant 10 jours pour bloquer les accès à the Pirate Bay à leurs internautes, sous peine de devoir payer une astreinte de 10.000 euros par jour non conforme. De quoi décourager les internautes vis à vis des risques judiciaires encourus, et leurs fournisseurs d’accès pour raisons financières !Plus que jamais, le ciel semble s’obscurcir au-dessus de The Pirate Bay !Le 11 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Léléphant un acteur crucial de sa propre évolution

first_imgL’éléphant, un acteur crucial de sa propre évolutionPubliée sur le site de Nature, une étude britannique suggère que la lignée des éléphants africains a, d’une certaine façon, stimulé activement l’évolution morphologique de ses propres dents en changeant de régime alimentaire lorsque la savane a remplacé la forêt en Afrique orientale entre -10 et -5 millions d’années.Adrian M. Lister, du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Londres, a rapproché les données scientifiques connues concernant, d’une part, la composition des sols est-africains au cours des 20 derniers millions d’années, et, d’autre part, la composition des restes fossiles de proboscidiens (éléphants) durant la même période. Son but : suivre l’évolution des taux de C13, un isotope du carbone, dans ces deux types “d’archives”, et préciser dans quelle mesure les deux taux coïncidaient.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pourquoi ? Parce que le taux de C13 est un indicateur de la couverture végétale d’une région. Il dépend du type de plante présente (feuille d’arbre ou herbe), et se retrouve à l’identique à la fois dans le sol où celle-ci pousse et dans l’émail dentaire des animaux qui se nourrissent de la plante. L’objectif était donc de faire un parallèle entre l’évolution de la flore d’Afrique orientale et celle du régime alimentaire des ancêtres de l’éléphant, ce majestueux herbivore.Ces données ont également été rapprochées de l’évolution de la denture de ces animaux. Les résultats, selon l’auteur, suggèrent le scénario suivant : débutant il y a environ 10 millions d’années à la suite de changements climatiques, un remplacement progressif des forêts par les savanes a eu lieu. Vers -8 millions d’années, vivant dans une mosaïque de forêts et de prairies sèches, les proboscidiens – entre autres – ont commencé peu à peu à consommer l’herbe en plus ou à la place des feuilles d’arbres.Une évolution subie ET provoquée Puis, vers -5 millions d’années seulement, leurs dents ont évolué : les couronnes de leurs molaires sont devenues jusqu’à trois fois plus hautes, et plusieurs crêtes d’émail, propres à broyer l’herbe – plus coriace que les feuilles et souvent mêlée à du sable – sont apparues. Selon ce scénario, les animaux ne se contenteraient donc pas forcément de subir l’évolution en fonction des changements du milieu : leur comportement contribuerait aussi à façonner leur destin évolutif…Le 6 juillet 2013 à 18:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stronger Policing coming to Lower Bight District

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Feb 2015 – A new police unit in the west bay area of Providenciales is hoped to be the answer to thwarting a spike in radical break-ins and thefts in the Turtle Cove and Lower Bight areas of Provo. Outgoing Police Commissioner, Colin Farquhar, last week talked about an initiative under construction. “another likely success is our new community group in the West Bay community of Providenciales, representing the areas of Crab Road to Turtle Cove, they are developing a community and security plan for their area also.” With these departing words, Farquhar became emotional in his farewell at that service held at the HJ Robinson High in Grand Turk on Wednesday. “Please remember, have the will the win, the desire to succeed and the urge to reach your full potential; these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Recommended for you Related Items:Colin Farquhar, lower bight, police Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children onlinelast_img read more

Kidney transplant recipient meets his donor

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 22, 2018 Kidney transplant recipient meets his donor Posted: November 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- 17-year-old Alejandro Hernandez was on a waiting list for a kidney for 11 months until he received one from gracious donor Tiffany Jokerst.Hernandez had the surgery in July but met his donor this week. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Gaming industry parties the night away at second Macau After Dark MAD

first_img RelatedPosts The second Macau After Dark (MAD) industry networking social event proved to be another roaring success with around 130 guests coming together in Macau on Friday night.Hosted by Inside Asian Gaming, the event ventured into new territory by making its way to Kidult Club on the Macau Peninsula – an expansive 8,000 square foot night spot boasting a variety of unique features including a giant screen measuring 6.5 meters wide by 1.5 meters high, three karaoke rooms, an eSports center, electronic darts, electronic beer pong and more. Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September The diverse line-up of attendees included representatives of all six Macau concessionaires, leading Macau junkets Suncity Group and Tak Chun Group, developers, gaming distributors and many more.Guests entertained themselves by catching up on times both old and new or showing off their beer pong skills, all while enjoying free flow drinks and finger food.There were also a series of lucky door prizes given away, including bottles of wine, drinks vouchers and, for football fans, the jerseys of iconic English Premier League club Liverpool and Portugal’s Benfica.Once again, a huge thank you goes to all of IAG’s sponsors for the event – namely platinum sponsors Aristocrat and Scientific Games, Gold Sponsors IGT and Evolution HR, and Venue Sponsor Kidult Club.MAD 3 is scheduled to take place on Friday 2 August 2019 at a soon-to-be-announced location. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchaselast_img read more