Truck recovered after fatal lake plunge

(Updated) A 43 year old Burlington man was killed early this morning after the pick-up truck he was driving plunged in to Lake Ontario.The man was pulled from the vehicle by firefighters just after 12:30 this morning. The truck was southbound on Burloak Drive when it crossed Lakeshore Road and drove into the water. A dive team from Peel Regional Police recovered the truck at 11:15 am. Police are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 905-825-4747, extension 5065.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Marking World Maritime Day Ban spotlights role of transport in sustainable development

Marking the occasion of World Maritime Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of optimal management of maritime transport to support sustainable development.“We value maritime transport as a cost-effective and energy-efficient link in the global supply chain,” Mr. Ban said in his statement on the Day, which noted efforts to achieve the time-bound targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to slash extreme poverty and other global ills by 2015. Shaping a new global agenda for sustainable development for the period after 2015 is a priority of the presidency of the 68th General Assembly, which is currently holding its General Debate for national leaders and other high representatives.“This year’s World Maritime Day falls at an important time, as the United Nations leads the final stretch of our global campaign to address human suffering through the Millennium Development Goals while shaping a vision for the post-2015 period,” Mr. Ban said.“Let us use this occasion to reaffirm out commitment to optimize the management of maritime transport to support sustainable development,” he added.The UN marked last year’s Day by calling for efforts to enhance the safety of passenger shipping, while in 2011 it warned of the high costs piracy was imposing on the shipping industry. read more

Paedophile who hid girl in hole behind fridge was no Josef Fritzl

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A pre-sentence report said he posed a risk of serious harm to women.The judge said: “You still deny any responsibilities for your actions, saying they have lied to get you wrongly convicted.”Outside court, Detective Chief Inspector Warren Shepheard said: “This is the most harrowing, disturbing, complex case I have dealt with in my 25 years’ service.” “Paranoid” Dunn imprisoned and raped a second female victim, subjecting her to repeated violence, and filled his house with cameras, locks on the outside of doors and alarms.He also groomed and sexually assaulted another vulnerable teenager in the 1990s, giving her alcohol and cigarettes.She told her mother what happened but when police investigated, Dunn got witnesses to lie and the victim was told her complaint was not going any further.In a Victim Personal Statement, the complainant said that following Dunn’s conviction, “I know I have been believed and that means so much to me”.Dunn also raped a girl aged 10 or 11 when he was 19, telling her “this is what boyfriends and girlfriends do” and said she was not to tell anyone.Years later, after she had told her mother, Dunn threatened to have her prosecuted for slander.The girl who was hidden said in her statement she had suffered from nightmares and she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.The woman Dunn raped said she had suffered depression, anxiety and panic attacks.Rod Hunt, defending, said Dunn was undergoing tests for cancer, and partly blamed his client’s violence and sexual offending on his alcoholism.Judge Briggs told Dunn, a father-of-six, he had a “volcanic temper, particularly when you are in drink”.The court heard Dunn lived in Greater Manchester, Cambridgeshire, Newcastle and finally Redcar before he was arrested.The judge said the case was horrific and described it as “repellent” that he would pick on a girl who had already been abused. The cavity that Michael Dunn used to hide the runaway girl from policeCredit:Cleveland Police The 'hidey hole' in the home of violent paedophile Michael Dunn, which he used to conceal a girl he was abusing  The ‘hidey hole’ in the home of violent paedophile Michael Dunn, which he used to conceal a girl he was abusing Credit:PAcenter_img Dunn wept in the dock during the sentencing, which followed his conviction for 10 rapes, three charges of false imprisonment and three charges of indecent assault after a trial in January.Jurors were told that Dunn used a bag of dust and a panel to camouflage the hole where the girl was kept, concealing her from the police on eight or nine occasions.Judge Briggs said previous reporting was wrong to liken the case to that of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who kept family members captive, as Dunn’s runaway victim wanted to be hidden from the authorities.Richard Bennett, prosecuting, said Dunn knew the girl had already been sexually abused by a relative when he raped her, cynically telling her that she had had sex “before so she knew how it felt”. A violent paedophile who made a “hidey hole” in his home to conceal a girl he was abusing has been jailed for 27 years for a string of serious sex offences.Michael Dunn, 57, from Redcar, knocked through the wall behind his fridge to create a cavity which he used to hide the girl – who had run away from home – from the police.He preyed on four victims, raping one aged just 10 or 11, over a period of decades, Teesside Crown Court heard.Judge Tony Briggs said: “The history reveals you to be a devious, manipulative and controlling man with a strong urge to dominate.” The cavity that Michael Dunn used to hide the runaway girl from police His kept his two German shepherd dogs near the hidey hole to put off the police from looking too hard for her, the court heard.last_img read more

The champions are back Jamie Vardyinspired Leicester earn stunning win over Liverpool

first_img http://the42.ie/3262570 Short URL Image: Nick Potts Monday 27 Feb 2017, 9:53 PM 30,764 Views JAMIE VARDY SCORED twice as a revitalised Leicester City started life without sacked manager Claudio Ranieri by sinking Liverpool 3-1 on Monday to spark their Premier League survival hopes.Ranieri, 65, was dismissed last Thursday, nine months on from Leicester’s fairytale title win, and fans honoured him with banners, masks and a smartphone light show in the 65th minute.His former charges were unrecognisable from recent weeks, with Danny Drinkwater also on target as they snapped a run of five straight defeats to climb out of the relegation zone to 15th place.Vardy’s first-half opener was Leicester’s first league goal in seven games and made them the last team from Europe’s five major championships to find the net in 2017.While the display will give Leicester’s fans hopes of a late-season rally under caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare, it leaves questions about why things had gone so badly wrong under Ranieri.Liverpool could have provisionally gone third with victory, but instead they remain fifth, 14 points below leaders Chelsea and a point behind fourth-place Arsenal having played a game more.Jurgen Klopp’s side, who replied through Philippe Coutinho, have won only one of their last seven league games and look a shadow of the team who looked poised to challenge for the title just weeks ago.The first sign that Leicester’s players might be about to wind the clock back came on the team sheet, where Shinji Okazaki replaced Ahmed Musa from last week’s 2-1 Champions League loss away to Sevilla.Save for the presence of Wilfred Ndidi and the absence of the departed N’Golo Kante, it was the team that won the title and there was energy and aggression to Leicester’s play from the off.Vardy set the tone within seconds, flying in on Sadio Mane with a challenge that perhaps should have earned him a caution, and before long the visitors’ goal was bring peppered.- Sumptuous -Simon Mignolet was tested three times in the first 18 minutes, fielding a header from Robert Huth, pushing Okazaki’s flicked header behind and parrying from Vardy, while Huth headed over.The breakthrough came in the 28th minute and it was lifted straight from Leicester’s 2015-16 songbook.Marc Albrighton’s slide-rule pass freed Vardy to scuttle in behind Joel Matip and steer a shot past Mignolet for his first goal in eight league games.The King Power Stadium erupted and the home fans were on their feet again in the 39th minute as Drinkwater got in on the act.Albrighton’s cross from the left was headed away by James Milner and fell kindly for Drinkwater, who speared a sumptuous 25-yard shot into the bottom-right corner.Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel showed alertness to thwart Coutinho and Emre Can either side of Drinkwater’s strike and Coutinho tested him again early in the second half.Vardy put the hosts 3-0 up on the hour, leaping above Can to glance a fine header past Mignolet from Christian Fuchs’s in-swinging cross.An ode to the popular Ranieri from the home fans had just faded away when Coutinho netted in the 69th minute, slotting in from Can’s pass to deny Leicester a first clean sheet in 11 matches.But despite late pressure, they succeeded in holding Klopp’s men at arm’s length, with Schmeichel denying substitute Divock Origi and fumbling a Coutinho strike just wide of his right-hand post.- © AFP, 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! ‘The champions are back!’ Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester earn stunning win over Liverpool The Foxes began life without Claudio Ranieri in impressive fashion. 69 Comments Long’s plight another stark reminder of issues for Irish players at elite level>PSV keeper Zoet bemoans Feyenoord’s ‘f***** up’ Hawk-Eye winner>center_img Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his side’s third goal. By AFP Feb 27th 2017, 9:53 PM Share15 Tweet Email Follow us: the42.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his side’s third goal. Image: Nick Pottslast_img read more

Deterioration of road in rural Clark County rattles residents

first_imgFERN PRAIRIE — For decades, the single-lane, dead-end road was an adequate street for Richard Landis and the three other households that lived along it. But after a new subdivision was started at the end of the street, the roadway has crumpled under the weight of the increased traffic and bigger vehicles using the road.Landis and his neighbors live along Northeast 312th Avenue, a 10-foot-wide road less than 500 feet long in rural Clark County. About three years ago, a developer connected a 20-foot-wide private road to the end of Northeast 312th and started building an eight-house subdivision.“The development isn’t the issue,” Landis said, it’s the inadequacy of the road and what the residents perceive as willful ignorance of the situation by county officials.The neighbors say that over the last three years the large vehicles required to build the development have torn up the road, creating big potholes and, in the winter, huge mudholes.“Garbage trucks now are coming … and bigger trucks have dismantled the road,” said Middy Clark. “The road got so bad the postmaster said they wouldn’t deliver to us.”last_img read more

Seedorf says Real and the Champions go well together

first_imgThe former footballer played both for Ajax and Real Madrid, and he spoke before they are set to face off in the UEFA Champions League.Ajax and Real Madrid will play in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for former footballer Clarence Seedorf, Los Blancos had always had a very special relationship with the competition.“Real Madrid is the favorite because they are the defending champions and they have significant experience in the Champions League,” he told Marca.“Now this doesn’t mean that they will 100% win, but Real Madrid in the Champions League are always special.”“When I lifted my first Champions League as a 19-year-old it was amazing,” he explained.“After the match, I was with my idol from when I was little, Frank Rijkaard, doing interviews with him as he was finishing his career and I was just starting mine.”“Then there were all the celebrations, with millions of people waiting for us back in Amsterdam. I didn’t sleep for the whole week,” he remembered after winning the European trophy with Ajax.“The Champions League with Real Madrid was also incredible, we were a group of hungry players who had incredible motivation.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“After 32 years we brought the Champions League back to Madrid,” he told the Spanish media outlet.“Everything is possible. It will be very difficult, but yes, Real Madrid can always do it.”“I’m proud and honored to have played such an important role for Real Madrid, a moment which represented the turning point for the return of the club in Europe after so many years without success,” he continued.“It’s especially important when you look at what happened next with so many victories and trophies. It’s a special feeling and a very rewarding one.”“The club has strengthened a lot in those years since I was there, it has become a giant off the pitch too, and I’ve been very happy to see that growth,” he concluded.🐲 Watch @GarethBale11’s BEST @RealMadrid goals! He’s scored 💯… and some of them were absolute GOLAZOS!📺 WATCH: https://t.co/gwgadfgqVU#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/98IomE1UBG— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 11, 2019last_img read more

More taxes Surplus says Bahamas Ministry of Finance

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 20, 2017 – The Bahamas needs to increase taxation in order to achieve a surplus said the Finance Secretary of the Ministry of Finance on Thursday during the State of the Economy Report Conference held at the Atlantis Resort.Despite the addition of Value Added Tax, the country remains one of the lowest taxed jurisdictions in the region and the tax to GDP ratio is still too low for the country to operate comfortably in the black.  VAT has been a great help to the Bahamas public purse explained, Simon Wilson, who said over two years the country can build to $400 million more.The current tax to GDP ratio is 17-22%… Mr. Wilson explained that it needs to rise to 25-27% for the country to meet a surplus.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Photo Credit: Freeport News Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

The MostFollowed Magazines On Twitter Part II

first_imgAnd individual accounts don’t capture the scope of some brands. New York Magazine has 67,757 Twitter followers, but a total Twitter audience of 467,313 divvied up across several different handlers including @Vulture with 34,210; DailyIntel at 10,890; GrubStreetNY at 39,010; and fashion site CutBlog at a whopping 315,446.Did we miss you? Does your Twitter account crack the top 50? Let us know. People and Time Magazine kept their stranglehold on the top two spots (2,912,504 and 2,870,423 followers, respectively) but almost every one of the 50 titles tracked by FOLIO has seen their number of Twitter followers boom since we last checked in January. The top 11 magazines all have more than one million followers. Eight magazines posted growth of more than 100 percent since January, with Seventeen leading the way, up 147.6 percent to 281,959 followers as of the afternoon of 9/27 (others include Parents, up 118 percent; Playboy, up 116 percent; National Geographic up 105 percent; The Economist up 106.4 percent; Rolling Stone up 127.2 percent; Men’s Health up 102.1 and The New Yorker up 104.7 percent). Just five magazines posted single-digit increases since January: Women’s Wear Daily (+9.3 percent); Newsweek (+9.6%); Sports Illustrated (+8 percent); Life (+1.2 percent) and Health (up 4 percent). Twitter also helps brands punch way above their weight class. Good came in at #16 (up from #17 in January), eclipsing household names such such as Rolling Stone (#19) and Vanity Fair (#39). last_img read more

Goa class 12 results to be declared on Tuesday heres how you

first_imgPicture For RepresentationCreative CommonsThe Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) will announce the class 12 exams or the GBSHSE results on Tuesday, April 30.The exams were conducted from February 28 to March 26. However, some papers were delayed due to the sudden death of former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.The results are being declared early avoid a clash with the Lok Sabha election results or on May 23.The pass percentage in 2018 was 85.53 per cent. Over 16,500 students had written the exams out of which 14,666 passed. The students who are waiting eagerly to check their results can follow the given steps to take a look at how well they fared.Go to the official website ghshse.gov.inClick on the option for Goa Board Class 12 Result 2019Enter your details including the roll number and click on ‘Submit’Your result will appear and you can download the results and print them out as a hard copy.The Goan government has gone a step further by giving results through SMS. To check your results via SMS, follow the given stepsSend a text with RESULTGOA12ROLLNO to the number 56263 and you will receive your exam result.last_img read more

Myanmar violating Bangladesh airspace for govts subservient policy BNP

first_imgBNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan. File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday alleged that Myanmar is repeatedly violating Bangladesh airspace due to the government’s incapability to run the country and its subservient policy.“The Myanmar is now violating our airspace again and again due to the current government’s inability to run the country. People are getting killed and repressed regularly along the border even their crops are being snatched away due to the government’s knee-jerk policy,” he said.Speaking at a human-chain programme, the BNP leader also said, “We would like to ask the government why you are hanging onto power by force when you can’t prevent anything against the country. People don’t want to see anyone in power only to commit plundering.”BNP arranged the human-chain programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club protesting against the police attack on a preparatory meeting ahead of Durga Puja at BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy’s house in Keraniganj.The BNP leader also alleged that the government unfortunately had attacked Muslim’s iftar parties and now attacking Hindu’s meeting on Durga Puja.Nazrul, who recently visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, said refugees are suffering immensely for the lack of enough relief materials.When the government should ask the people to get united and stand by the persecuted refugees, he alleged, it has obstructed the BNP from distributing relief items among them.The government not only obstructed BNP but also deprived the Rohingya refugees of relief and humanitarian assistance.The BNP leader said though they saw different political parties, socio-cultural and religious organisations distributing aid among the Rohingyas, but they did not find anyone from the ruling party and its 14-party alliance to do so.Nazrul alleged that the Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader is spreading lies instead of standing beside the Rohingya people with sufficient relief materials.Mentioning that it is not possible to provide the Rohingyas with adequate humanitarian assistance alone by the government, the BNP leader asked the authorities concerned to involve people from all walks of life to carry out relief activities.He also came down hard on the government for its utter failure to keep the rice price within the reach of people’s buying capacity.last_img read more

2 detained for spreading rumours on YouTube

first_imgMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive detained two people including admin Md Khalid Bin Ahmed of online channel SKTV from city’s Uttara area early Saturday over alleged spreading of anti-state rumours on YouTube.The other detainee is Ahmed’s associate Hizbullah.A team of RAB-1 conducted drive in the area early in the morning and rounded up them in connection with ‘spreading rumours’, said senior assistant superintendent of police Mizanur Rahman, deputy director of RAB headquarters.last_img

Scientists discover first multicellular life that doesnt need oxygen

first_imgLight microscopy image of the undescribed species of Spinoloricus, stained with Rose Bengal. The scale bar is 50 micrometers. Image credit: Danovaro, et al. “The results reported here support the hypothesis that the loriciferans inhabiting the anoxic sediments of the L’Atalante basin have developed an obligate anaerobic metabolism and specific adaptations to live without oxygen,” the researchers conclude. “Although the evolutionary/adaptative mechanisms leading to the colonization of such extreme environments by these metazoans remain an enigma, this discovery opens new perspectives for the study of metazoan life in habitats lacking molecular oxygen.”The work is financially supported by the EU within the framework of the HERMES (Hot Spot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas) and HERMIONE (Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact On European Seas) projects. More information: Roberto Danovaro, et al. “The first metazoa living in permanently anoxic conditions.” BMC Biology 2010, 8:30 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-30 Because previous studies have reported the presence of cadaverous metazoans that had sunk to anoxic deep-sea sediments in the Black Sea, the researchers here stained the newly collected specimens with Rose Bengal, a protein binding stain that colors living organisms with a much greater intensity than deceased organisms, demonstrating that the new species were indeed alive. In addition, the scientists observed specimens of the undescribed species of both genera Spinoloricus and Rugiloricus that had a large oocyte in their ovary, which showed a nucleus containing a nucleolus, providing evidence of reproduction. The discovery of the new species, which live buried in sediment under the Mediterranean seafloor, is significant in that it marks the first observation of multicellular organisms, or metazoans, that spend their entire lifecycle under permanently anoxic conditions. A few metazoans have been known to tolerate anoxic conditions, but only for limited periods of time.The team of Italian and Danish researchers, Roberto Danovaro, et al., that discovered the new life forms has identified the creatures as belonging to the animal phylum Loricifera, the most recently described animal phylum. Loriciferans, which have a length of less than one millimeter, typically live in sediment. The three new organisms belong to different genera (Spinoloricus, Rugiloricus, and Pliciloricus), although their species have not yet been named. Despite belonging to previously known taxonomic groups, the new species possess some radical differences compared with other metazoans. Most significantly, the new species do not have mitochondria, the cellular organelles that use oxygen and sugar to generate the cell’s energy. Instead, the new loriciferans have organelles that resemble hydrogenosomes, which are used by some single-celled eukaryotes to generate energy without oxygen. However, this is the first time that these organelles have been observed in multicellular organisms. Previous research has indicated that hydrogenosomes may have evolved from mitochondria, while other research suggests they evolved independently.To find the new species, the researchers carried out three oceanographic expeditions from 1998 to 2008 to search for life in the extreme environments located more than 3,000 meters (about two miles) under the Mediterranean Sea. The researchers focused on an area called the L’Atalante basin, which is located off the southern coast of Greece. As the scientists explain, this type of “deep hypersaline anoxic basin” was created by the flooding of mineral sediments from 5.5 million years ago. For the past 50,000 years, the basin has possessed a dense hypersaline brine layer up to 60 meters thick. The brine serves as a physical barrier that prohibits oxygen exchange between the water and sediment, making the basin completely oxygen-free. In addition, the basin is rich in methane and hydrogen sulphide, and is also home to a diverse assembly of prokaryotes that have adapted to these conditions. LM image of the undescribed species of Spinoloricus stained with Rose Bengal showing the presence of an oocyte. Image credit: Roberto Danovaro. Citation: Scientists discover first multicellular life that doesn’t need oxygen (2010, April 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-04-scientists-multicellular-life-doesnt-oxygen.htmlcenter_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Oxygen may not be the staple of modern complex life that scientists once thought. Until now, the only life forms known to live exclusively in anoxic conditions were viruses, bacteria and Archaea. But in a new study, scientists have discovered three new multicellular marine species that appear to have never lived in aerobic conditions, and never metabolized oxygen. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Researchers discover new microbial life in the Mediterranean This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Japanese mobile provider develops exercise breathalyzer device to test for fat burning

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Credit: Yuki Yamada Citation: Japanese mobile provider develops exercise breathalyzer device to test for fat burning (2013, August 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-japanese-mobile-breathalyzer-device-fat.html Journal information: Journal of Breath Research Pocket-sized sensor gives instant fat burning updates More information: A prototype portable breath acetone analyzer for monitoring fat loss, Tsuguyoshi Toyooka et al 2013 J. Breath Res. 7 036005 DOI: 10.1088/1752-7155/7/3/036005AbstractAcetone contained in our exhaled breath is a metabolic product of the breakdown of body fat and is expected to be a good indicator of fat-burning. Typically, gas chromatography or mass spectrometry are used to measure low-concentration compounds in breath but such large instruments are not suitable for daily use by diet-conscious people. Here, we prototype a portable breath acetone analyzer that has two types of semiconductor-based gas sensors with different sensitivity characteristics, enabling the acetone concentration to be calculated while taking into account the presence of ethanol, hydrogen, and humidity. To investigate the accuracy of our prototype and its application in diet support, experiments were conducted on healthy adult volunteers. Breath acetone concentrations obtained from our prototype and from gas chromatography showed a strong correlation throughout the experiments. Moreover, body fat in subjects with a controlled caloric intake and taking exercise decreased significantly, whereas breath acetone concentrations in those subjects increased significantly. These results prove that our prototype is practical and useful for self-monitoring of fat-burning at home or outside. Our prototype will help to prevent and alleviate obesity and diabetes.via MIT Tech Reviewcenter_img Research has shown that one of the difficulties people encounter when attempting to lose weight is the lack of real-time feedback. Weight loss effort results don’t typically show up for days, or even weeks, leaving those dieting and/or exercising in limbo, wondering if what they are doing is the right approach. To address such concerns, researchers with Docomo have been studying ways to provide dieters with more immediate feedback. One way they’ve found, is by measuring the amount of acetone in the breath.When fat is burned in the body, one of the end products is acetone—it winds up in the blood which makes its way to the lungs and is expelled when a person breathes out. Up till now, measuring how much acetone is in the breath required expensive and bulky lab equipment. Docomo appears to have solved both problems—its device is roughly the same size as a smartphone. A user places a tube in the mouth and blows—the device measures the amount of acetone in the breath and displays a Fat Burning graphic on a smartphone screen along with an encouraging message.Before announcing the product, Docomo conducted research where overweight volunteers were enlisted to discern how well the device worked. Some volunteers were asked to perform a small amount of exercise over a period of days, another group was asked to both exercise and reduce their caloric intake. A control group that neither reduced calories nor exercised was also included. The researchers found that the breathalyzer performed nearly as accurately as a standard chromatograph at measuring acetone levels. During the course of the research, the volunteers were also monitored for changes in body weight—those that exercised or exercised and ate less lost weight—those in the control group did not, of course.The breathalyzer is one of a growing list of medical devices designed to work with smart phones, indicating a growing trend towards using such devices for serious applications, rather than for entertainment. Explore further (Phys.org) —NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile-phone provider has developed a new smart phone peripheral that lets a person know if they are burning fat by analyzing their breath. To emphasize that the device is not a gimmick, researchers with the company conducted experiments testing how well the device worked compared with high-grade lab equipment. They have had the results of their study published in Journal of Breath Research. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Know your Fruit cake

first_imgMy earliest recollection of a fruitcake is one that we used to see during the Christmas feast at my Missionary School at the small town in western UP where I grew up. Coming from a strictly vegetarian family, the feast with its multiple meat dishes was prohibited for me, even though I always found the various delicacies to be rather inviting, especially the cakes, all of which were prominently earmarked ‘with egg’. Years later when I started studying in Calcutta, I was spectator to a humongous queue of people waiting outside Flurys and just when I thought of joining the queue myself, certain that some freebie is being doled out, I was told that all these people were actually waiting their turn to buy the celebrated Flurys fruit cake, for good reason, I am now sure. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSo what is the history of the ubiquitous fruitcake, the one speciality that many in various parts of the country, irrespective of their religion (or lack of it) relish devoutly during Christmas and increasingly throughout the year? Let us try and find out a little bit more about the world’s favourite cake, something that is not only a sweetmeat but has inspired various stories, anecdotes and some rather uncharitable jokes as well. In English slang, a ‘fruitcake’ is a person who is eccentric or borderline insane and ‘fruitcake weather’ forms part of various cherished Christmas tales, denoting the chilly weather just around Christmas time. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor something as common as a fruitcake, obviously, there is no common ground that has been met on its origins. Some say that the oldest reference to fruit cakes can be found in the Egyptian civilisation where the ancient Cairenes used to place the earlier version of fruitcake on tombs of loved ones as a likely food for the afterlife. In Roman times there is mention of Roman soldiers carrying fruitcakes on their expeditions, a product made out of among other things, pomegranate seeds, barley mash and pine nuts. Later on, with the advent of refined sugar, the fruitcake became a sweet dessert while during the Victorian Era alcohol was added on to fruitcake recipes to improve longevity and to make it richer and for the rich of the time. In fact in the early 18th century Fruit cakes became to be seen as something that was ‘sinfully rich’ and was outlawed in many countries of Europe since it was seen as too indulgent. Based on where you are in the world, your fruitcake will be slightly different. The Germans, for example, swear by the ‘Stollen’– a kind of yeast-raised cake that is made rich with almond paste and dried fruits whereas in Italy the ‘pan forte’ is their version of the fruitcake with a heavy dose of honey. The Portuguese have their ‘bolo rei’ which is a rich fruit cake with a dried fava bean in the centre and whoever finds that bean buys the next year’s Christmas cake, whereas the famous Scottish Dundee cake is decorated with a ring of almonds and the ones from Jamaica have an overload of rum, but obvious. Even in India, we have our own fruitcake known as the ‘Allahabadi cake’ made with ghee, flour, dry fruits, petha and fennel, oftentimes Rum or brandy is also added.last_img read more

The One Cybersecurity Risk Youre Probably Not Even Thinking About

first_img In November 2018, people took to Twitter to post pictures of a bizarre message regarding a YouTube popularity contest. As it turned out, thousands of internet-connected printers across multiple countries had been hacked — each delivering the same unsolicited printout urging people to subscribe and spread the word about the YouTube competition.The hacker who claimed responsibility for the stunt said he was trying to teach people a lesson about printer security.The incident showed just how easy it can be to penetrate a modern printer. Luckily, the hacker didn’t have anything in mind more malicious than simply trying to increase a YouTube personality’s subscription numbers.Still, the hacker made a good point, because for most people, printer security is an afterthought; these devices might be the most overlooked high-tech item at businesses today. But the reality is that modern printers are powerful, network-connected devices which carry many of the same vulnerabilities — and liabilities — as any other network computer.Related: Why Your Innocent Office Printer May Be a Target For HackersAn overlooked security riskAccording to a report by IBM Security and Ponemon Institute, the total cost from security breaches rose by more than 6 percent between 2017 and 2018. And that figure reflects how, for many organizations, exposure of sensitive information can be catastrophic.Companies waking up to this danger might rush to reinforce workstation and network security while at the same time overlooking other connected devices such as … printers.The problem hidden in an easy-access printerBy default, printers are typically set up for easy access and configuration on a corporate network. This default state may be convenient, but it also leaves printers vulnerable to outsiders — and not all hacks are harmless pranks.A poorly secured printer can actually allow hackers to view documents, steal intellectual property or other sensitive information, print anything they like or inject malware — potentially leading to even worse consequences down the road.Fortunately, there are ways to manage your organization’s printer security risks, and one of them might surprise you: a reliance on cloud services. Here are three strategies to help get the job done:1. Trust the big names.Storing potentially sensitive data in the cloud might feel like handing over your newborn baby to a complete stranger, but even the most reluctant old-school IT pros are starting to get it: Storing data in the cloud is more like keeping money in a bank rather than under your mattress.This version of “the bank” may be less familiar than your bed, but it has vastly superior security and a team of people dedicated to protecting what’s yours. Should something go wrong, the burden will not be on you.As any CEO can attest, corporate cybersecurity is a complex and expensive war that never ends. Guaranteeing the integrity of data — to the greatest extent possible — requires significant resources and the best and brightest security technologists.The major cloud application service providers are Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform — with AWS currently leading the pack on adoption rates, according to the 2019 State of the Cloud report. Nobody is likely to outspend these companies on security-related technologies and methods, so that’s where you should put your trust.A private data center is a singular entity: a target with a location and IP ranges. But a secure native cloud platform managed by any of these huge companies is not fixed to a location. It’s like spreading your data across multiple buildings far and wide, each with its own security measures right out of Mission: Impossible.Related: 10 Ways to Keep IT Systems Secure2. “Pack up” and lock down for your move to the cloud.The transition to cloud services is easy. The process — connecting with your service provider and configuring your printing infrastructure with the cloud — happens in a matter of hours, often less. However, gathering information and planning for the move takes a little more work.For starters, you should put a security policy in place for all network devices (including printers) and ensure that all employees are well versed in that policy. Last year, an independent review of the Kansas Secretary of State’s office revealed that two printers had not been properly secured, and neither was password-protected. During a penetration test, a security firm was able to infiltrate the entire government domain right down to the level of those printers.Experience tells us an effective transition strategy must first plug such holes. It should also include configuring built-in device firewalls, shutting down unnecessary ports and protocols and developing a firmware-update schedule.Related: 3 Simple Precautions for Protecting Your Personal Data in the CloudIT teams should further educate other employees to guard against attacks. If a hacker tries to infiltrate a company’s printer network and fails, other tactics may follow, such as email scams or other forms of direct contact.3. Use security as a launchpad for more digital improvements.By design, secure office printing is meant to simplify work for IT professionals: Instead of a company’s system having to manage multiple print queues and map employees to various printers, only one virtual print queue will be needed to serve everyone. And securing new devices in your environment can be done with a few clicks.A study by Oracle predicted that by 2020, 67 percent of organizations will interact with customers through cloud-supported mobile apps, and 87 percent will deliver a multichannel experience. By shifting IT burdens to cloud services — especially in areas such as printing, which is not commonly the domain of in-house expertise — IT teams can spend more time focusing on core business operations.When adopting cloud services, take advantage of all the new possibilities that not only protect sensitive information, but also ease the burden of routine maintenance and regulatory compliance.For many organizations, their printing system is the weakest link in an otherwise reliable chain of security. The good news? It’s simple to reinforce. With some consulting and a little prep work, you’ll have the flexibility and freedom to focus on your core business while trusting the best-in-class cloud platforms to safeguard your data. 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global April 4, 2019last_img read more

The History and Future of WiFi Infographic

first_img Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 10, 2019 2 min read The average household has five internet connected devices, and the more people in the household the more connected devices there are on a network. Current Wi-Fi technology only connects to one device at a time, sending and receiving small packets of information before moving to the next device. The result is a slower overall connection as a Wi-Fi router struggles to keep up with all the internet-of-things devices modern families can’t live without. Wi-Fi6 is now rolling out and it will be capable of connecting to multiple devices at a time, greatly improving the speed of connected devices.The history of Wi-Fi goes back much farther than you think. Developments in the technology that led to wireless internet were theorized by Nikola Tesla in 1929 when he predicted people would one day be able to communicate with each other wirelessly in an instant with devices that could fit inside a vest pocket.Hedy Lamarr created and patented the Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology in 1941, which skipped signals over multiple frequencies in a predetermined pattern. Her technology was used to guide torpedoes without being detected during WWII, but it wasn’t until decades later the technology was used for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and more.It has taken decades of smaller developments, such as intranet and internet, ISM Band, WaveLAN and more to get to the point where there are now multiple devices that depend on a steady connection to the internet. Now there are internet connected doorbells, air conditioners, light switches and more. Thanks to Wi-Fi6, these devices are going to be running much more smoothly with less interference to other devices.Learn more about the history and future of WiFi from the infographic below. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort Spa wins the luxury hotel confer

first_imgGrand Ballroom – Classroom Style Sheraton Hua Hin overview Source = Starwood Hotels & Resortscenter_img Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa won the Luxury Hotel & Conference Center Award from World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010 recently. The aims of World Luxury Hotel Award is to recognize hotels which have demonstrated excellence in the category of Luxury Hotels & Conference Centers . This year the award was won by Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The resort was also recognized as a MICE Destination due to continue to increase in popularity. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa plans to build itself into an agile and professional MICE destination that will harness the power of marketing intelligence and database and boost knowledge and skill development in this industry. “I am extremely proud of our staff. Winning this award in a critical year, with market levels at a record lows, is really an accomplishment for all associates here at our resort. The credit for efforts and hard working definitely rests with each and every associate. I am proud to serve side by side with them” said Martin Raich, General Manager of Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The World Luxury Hotel Awards was presented to an exclusive selection of world-class hotels, in order to recognize their excellent facilities and services provided, and available to their guests. The World Luxury Hotel Awards accounts for all categories in the Luxury Hotel industry & recognize Hotels & Resorts situated amongst 54 countries nominated including The Philippines, India, Greece, Argentina, China, South Africa, Maldives, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Mauritius, UAE, Italy, Thailand, and Spain.  last_img read more

Fiona Jeffery awarded OBE

first_imgReed Travel Exhibitions Chairman World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery yesterday collected her Order Of The British Empire (OBE) from Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.Fiona was awarded the OBE for her services to the travel and tourism industry during her 26 years at WTM, including her commitment to responsible tourism and for launching charity Just a Drop – which looks to reduce child mortality through the providing of clean water to third world communities. Fiona Jeffery with OBE Award outside Buckingham Palace Source = World Travel Marketlast_img

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first_imgNovember 5, 2012 Twelve 8th grade students and their instructors visited Arcosanti from Tuesday afternoon October 23. to Friday October 26. 2012. Part of their activities was an in depth tour of the Ceramics Studio and a demonstration of the Bronze Foundry activities with a bronze pour. They had a class with Randall Schultz where they learned the silt-casting techniques that are used on many of the Arcosanti buildings. During this class each student made their own silt-cast plaster tile.[Mountain Oaks students at a solar lecture with Arcosanti solar expert Dr. Sparks, aka Michael Bittman; photo by alumna and archive volunteer Ester Meyer & text by Sue Kirsch] The students toured the hightunnel greenhouse with Arcosanti staff Isaac Mueske. They also had a visit to the chickens and learned about compost and wormaculture from. And they spent a morning with the Guestroom Greenhouse Construction crew.Here the group is with Arcosanti instructor Cliff Hersted in a lecture about the local Pueblo and River Antelope Hunting Walls and in the next photo we see Cliff with the students on a hike to view same hunting walls and some of the local Petroglyphs.  [photo by alumna and archive volunteer Ester Meyer & text by Sue Kirsch] Mountain Oak School opened its doors on August 21st, 1999. A group of dedicated parents and community members had an educational vision of a Waldorf-methods charter school for Prescott. Waldorf, the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world, operates under the philosophy that in order to develop critical thinking, a child needs an active and creative imagination. Focus is on educating the whole child—head, heart and hands.  Movement, handwork, music and Spanish language classes are an integral part of the student’s daily curriculum.[photo courtesy Cliff Hersted & text from Mountain Oaks web-site]last_img read more

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