Facebook global exec meets Prasad discusses crossborder data flows

first_imgNew Delhi: Facebook global executive Nick Clegg on Thursday met IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and discussed issues including cross-border data flows, information privacy, and sharing of data between the governments for citizen safety. Clegg, who is Facebook’s vice-president (global affairs and communications), said the governments should engage in data sharing among themselves to ensure security of its citizens, and that such collaboration across jurisdiction is more important than the issue of physical location of data, per se. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSpeaking with PTI, after the 45-minute meeting with the minister, Clegg said, “One of the things that came up (during the meeting) was that one of the effective ways that governments can cooperate with each other to keep their citizens safe is to enter into new agreements with each other to share data for security purposes.” Terming India as a “huge market” for Facebook and its group companies, Clegg said the US tech giant is “keen to make progress” on rolling out its payments services on WhatsApp. “We have 400 million WhatsApp users in this country…it’s a huge market. As you may know, we have pilot of one million WhatsApp users in this country who are using WhatsApp Pay, we are keen to make a progress on that…We touched on that,” he said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostWhatsApp payment service, which will compete with the likes of Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe, is awaiting regulatory clearance in India, and the company had earlier said it hopes to roll out full-fledged services later this year. Asked about his views on India’s plans to mandate data localisation as also tighten rules for social media platforms, Clegg said data-sharing across jurisdictions is more important than where that information is located physically. “It is more important how you share data across jurisdictions than where you physically locate it. If you want to use data particularly to make sure people are kept safe and, in our view, the fact that US Congress has allowed CLOUD (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act which allows for agreements with Governments such as India for speedier and automatic data sharing…that is far more effective way of ensuring data is put to good use,” he said. Clegg, who is the former deputy prime minister of the UK, also met Home Minister Amit Shah earlier in the day. While the home ministry’s official Twitter handle posted a picture from the meeting, it did not give details.last_img read more

Stars Join Climate March In London

first_imgA number of stars joined a march in London on Sunday that called on world leaders to make a difference at the COP21 climate change summit in Paris.Among the famous faces at the march were Emma Thompson, Vivienne Westwood, Charlotte Church and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.“I went to the Arctic with my daughter last year and saw for myself the degradation of the environment there and it made me and helped me understand in a much more visceral real way what was happening to the planet,” Thompson told AFP. “So I’m here today to really get behind the climate summit in Paris which is actually a really historical event… We need those countries to come together and agree on protocols that will bring our fossil fuel emissions down to acceptable levels and we’re going to have to agree it quickly. This is the beginning.”last_img read more

THE DOCUMENTARY KILLING PATIENT ZERO PROFILES THE QUEBEC MAN UNFAIRLY TARGETED IN

first_imgGaetan Dugas, who was a Quebec flight attendant, was falsely blamed for the spread of AIDS in North America. (Hot Docs) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Facebookcenter_img Advertisement But as the new documentary “Killing Patient Zero” notes, he became demonized because of his promiscuity — and a typographical error.In the CDC study, Dugas was labelled “patient O,” as in the letter “O,” representing “Out-of-California Case,” a state where researchers began to look for links.However, some misinterpreted the “O” as the number “0,” as in “patient zero,” leading to the long-standing and incorrect implication that Dugas brought AIDS to North America.“This is a man whose name needs to be rehabilitated … Dugas really should be proclaimed a hero of the fight against AIDS,” Laurie Lynd, the doc’s Toronto-based director, told The Current’s guest host David Common.“For him to have been vilified, it’s like the classic ‘No good deed goes unpunished,’” he told The Canadian Press.Making its world premiere Friday at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Killing Patient Zero details Dugas’s life as well as the homophobia and prejudice surrounding the AIDS epidemic. American author Fran Lebowitz is among the 40 interviewees in the film, which is based on Richard McKay’s book Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic. In the late 1970s, Quebecois flight attendant Gaetan Dugas was openly and proudly gay, described by friends as flamboyant, sexual and generous, with a supportive family and penchant for makeup.Unashamed of his lifestyle despite lingering societal stigmas, he co-operated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the early 1980s after he contracted what was initially called “gay cancer” in the media, providing blood samples and the names of 72 of his former sex partners.Dugas played a key role in contributing to a study that helped prove HIV/AIDS was sexually transmitted. Advertisementlast_img read more

Parliamentarian M Welukumar to step down from COPE

Parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe is expected to replace him in the COPE committee. (Colombo Gazette) Parliamentarian M Welukumar has decided to step down from the Parliament Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).M. Welukumar has already handed over his letter of resignation.

What to budget for groceries and how to save money on your

Two often-cited rules of personal finance dictate that 10 per cent of income should go to savings, and that no more than 30 per cent should go to housing. However, when it comes to how much people should budget to feed themselves, there are no hard and fast rules.Last week, critics rebuked Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard after he suggested a family of three — one adult and two teens — in the province could survive on a $75 weekly grocery budget.That modest sum of money may be all some people can dedicate to groceries, but experts say a typical family would likely spend more. It’s important to consider income as well as some cost-cutting strategies when arriving at a reasonable budget in an era of rising food prices.“It does pay to have a good solid budget for grocery,” said Christine Williston, a North Vancouver-based money coach with Money Coaches Canada.You’ll be paying more at the grocery store soon, supermarket CEOs warnGrocery stores transforming into ‘grocerants’ as supermarkets lure shoppers to linger — and spend more‘We will not screw this up’: Sobeys parent to buy beloved Farm Boy in $800M dealThe minimum should be $200 per person, per month, she said. For a family of three, that would be roughly $138 weekly — $63 more than Couillard’s estimate.Though, Williston notes, people with limited incomes may have less than that to work with.That number should include household items that can be picked up at a supermarket, like dishwashing detergent and garbage bags, she said, but not any of the extras that big one-stop-shop grocers now sell, like home decor or barbecues.Dining out ought to be a separate line item in the budget too, said Williston. A $200 night out, for example, could artificially inflate how much one is spending on groceries.Spending just $200 a month per person may well be difficult, Williston said, as groceries have been getting significantly more expensive.A family of four will likely spend $11,948 on groceries and eating out in 2018, according to an annual food price report by lead author and Dalhousie University professor Sylvain Charlebois. That figure amounts to about $230 a week.That’s $348 more than the previous year, though more than half of that increase will be spent on eating out, according to the report. Overall, food prices will rise between one and three per cent this year, the report estimates.Statistics Canada data shows grocery prices trending up over the past several years.The average Canadian household spent $6,176 or about $119 a week on food from stores in 2016, according to Statistic Canada’s most recent data. The yearly total has climbed each year since 2012.Even the CEOs of Canada’s major supermarket chains warn of rising inflation thanks to cost pressures in the industry, including rising labour and transportation costs, as well as the impact of an ongoing trade war with the U.S.Many people spend more than Williston’s recommended $200 per person, per week. She’s counselled clients who hover closer to $500 for each family member per week.“It’s actually very easy to do,” she said, citing high organic food costs or specialty items.Depending on income and how the rest of their earnings are allocated, Williston said, that may be an acceptable sum for some budgets.Still, there are some simple ways to cut costs and move closer to the $200 mark.Alyssa Fischer, a personal finance blogger living in Fort McMurray, Alta., tracked her calorie consumption to lower her shopping bills.She found the extra attention to how often she was eating out helped her reduce the frequency. While that brought her and her husband’s grocery budget up by about $100 a month, it reduced their entertainment budget.“So, total though, I’m spending less money,” she said, adding they now spend about $500 on groceries a month.Raising the grocery budget to save money on eating out is something Williston finds she often recommends to her clients.Fisher and her husband also shop at a store where they can rack up points for free groceries. Every three months or so, they earn about $100 of groceries, Fischer said.The couple only eat vegetarian meals at home to help cut costs, but allow themselves to order meat dishes at restaurants.They also plan their meals, rotating through several staple recipes, like pasta and chili.It’s good to be able to find innovative ways to incorporate food that is close to spoiling, said Williston, like using soon-to-be brown bananas in a smoothie, to reduce food waste.Every Canadian, on average, tosses away 170 kilograms of food, according to a report released earlier this year by the Commission for Environmental Co-operation, an environmental watchdog agency set up under NAFTA. read more

US judge denies Apple Inc request to suspend her ruling in ebooks

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A judge has refused a request by Apple to temporarily suspend her ruling that it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010, and she said it appeared collusion was continuing even after her findings.U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, ruling Friday from the bench in Manhattan, declined to withdraw the effect of last month’s ruling while Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. appeals.The judge said she wasn’t ready to rule on the government’s suggested remedies to eliminate antitrust behaviour. She seemed dismayed as she noted that the publishers and Apple seemed to express together their opposition to some government recommendations, “reflecting a seriously continuing danger of collusion.”Apple, the maker of iPods, iPads and iPhones, continues to fight what it calls “false accusations.”The judge ruled last month that Apple had conspired with publishers to spoil the $9.99 e-book price Amazon.com had established. That ruling sided with government regulators’ contention that Apple joined five major book publishers to gang up on Amazon to the detriment of consumers.Apple, determined to protect one of the world’s most beloved brands, has steadfastly denied it did anything wrong, even as the book publishers involved in the case settled to avoid going to trial.The trial revealed e-book prices rose after Apple signed with publishers so-called agency agreements, in which publishers rather than retailers set prices for each title.Earlier this week, publishers that have settled the e-book pricing dispute with the federal government objected to penalties the government wants to impose on Apple, saying they’ll hurt publishers rather than the personal electronics company.In court papers submitted on Wednesday, five publishers said the government’s plans to ban Apple from engaging in agency agreements for five years wouldn’t restrict Apple’s pricing behaviour.“Rather, under the guise of punishing Apple, they effectively punish the settling defendants by prohibiting agreements with Apple using an agency model,” lawyers for the publishers said.As recommended by the government, a court order would require Apple to terminate any agency agreement with publishers.The judge said Friday that any order she signs will be aimed at getting “us to a world” in which a publisher can negotiate independently with a retailer. She said it was clear that the largest book publishers don’t engage in price competition with one another.The publishers said the proposed remedy conflicts with consent decrees the publishers agreed to when they settled their cases with the government. Those deals permit the publishers to enter agency deals with e-book retailers with some agreed-to limitations.The publishers said the Department of Justice “induced publishers to enter these agreements on the condition that publishers could continue to use the agency model.” As a result, the court papers said, the publishers entered agency agreements with Apple and other e-book retailers under the agency model. Breaking those deals would be costly and disrupt business, they said.The court papers were submitted on behalf of HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Hachette Book Group Inc., Simon & Schuster Inc., Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC and Penguin Random House LLC.A Department of Justice spokeswoman has said the proposed settlement with Apple would prohibit the company from entering deals that limit retail price competition during a defined period. by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Posted Aug 9, 2013 4:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US judge denies Apple Inc. request to suspend her ruling in e-books antitrust case read more

US government records wider 646 billion deficit in November

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 10, 2015 12:01 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The federal budget deficit widened in November, driven by higher spending in areas as such as Social Security, Medicare and defence.The November deficit climbed to $64.6 billion, up 13.6 per cent from a year ago, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. For the first two months of the budget year that began on Oct. 1, the deficit totalled $201.1 billion, a 12.6 per cent jump from a year ago.Total receipts are up 2.9 per cent to $416 billion over the past two months compared to a year ago. Tax revenues are growing as unemployment declines. But spending grew an even larger 5.9 per cent to $617.1 billion.The latest numbers underscore the deepening impact of paying benefits to a growing number of retiring baby boomers. The report said Social Security spending expanded 4 per cent, while Medicare spending increased 9 per cent.Spending on Medicaid, the government health care program for low-income individuals, rose 12 per cent, partly due to an expansion authorized under the Affordable Care Act.Spending on defence military programs totalled $99 billion In October and November, a 2 per cent increase over the same period last year.For the 2015 budget year that ended Sept. 30, the deficit fell to $438.9 billion, its lowest level in eight years. The Congressional Budget Office in August forecast that the deficit for 2016 will decline further to $414 billion and then rise slightly to $416 billion in 2017.After 2017, the CBO expects the deficits to begin rising sharply, fueled by significant growth in Social Security and health care benefits as more baby boomers retire. CBO is forecasting the deficits will top $1 trillion annually by 2025.Congress is facing a Friday deadline to reach agreement on an omnibus spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.The broad outlines of a two-year budget deal were reached in negotiations overseen by former House Speaker John Boehner in October before he handed over his job to new Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin. But that agreement was just a blueprint with Congress now required to fill in the specifics.The October deal did avert a looming crisis over raising the national debt. Lawmakers approved suspending the debt ceiling until March 2017, allowing borrowing to rise with no cap until that time. The national debt currently stands at $18.7 billion.The expectation is that lawmakers will buy more time for negotiations by passing another stop-gap spending measure. FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, a screen depicting the real-time national debt of the United States is displayed behind Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on banking supervision and regulation. The Treasury Department releases federal budget data for November, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) US government records wider $64.6 billion deficit in November read more

NBA Playoffs Preview Do The Grizzlies Have Any Chance Against The Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are an insanely dominant team. To answer the question in this article’s headline: Yes, the Grizzlies have a chance — about a 6 percent chance according to our Real Plus-Minus-based projections. The Warriors projected Real Plus-Minus (RPM) of +15.8 points against the Grizzlies is easily the best of any team; Golden State has about a 10-point advantage per 100 possessions.So the Warriors are likely to win, yes, but the series has several interesting contrasts for the basketball geek.Take speed. If the Warriors do succeed against Memphis, they’ll probably do so playing their breathtakingly fast style. Golden State had by far the fastest pace in the league this season, at 98.3 possessions per game. The Grizzlies play at a lumbering gait: at 92.0 possessions per game, Memphis ranked in the bottom five of the league. The Warriors are also in the top four in total blocks and steals, which ignite fastbreaks. The Grizzlies are content playing solid half-court defense, forcing turnovers and limiting your total shots. It’s fast vs. slow.Shot selection is another difference. The Warriors, especially Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, excel behind the 3-point arc. The team led the NBA in both 3-point percentage (at nearly 40 percent!), and in the total number of threes attempted. The Grizzlies? They attempt the second fewest 3-pointers of any team in the NBA, with below-average success. Memphis’ strength is near the basket, where you’ll find their two big men, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. It’s outside vs. inside.Curry, who might just win the MVP award, leads the way for a stacked Warriors team; his projected +8.8 RPM is the second highest of any player (behind Cleveland’s LeBron James). At the other end, the Warriors will rely on defensive superstar Draymond Green, the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year. Draymond will have a unique challenge against the two Memphis big men. If he can handle one of them one-on-one, the Warriors could cruise.For the Grizzlies, their (already slim) chances took a hit when point guard Mike Conley suffered a facial fracture. He’s projected to play only 15 minutes per game by these RPM calculations. But if he plays through the injury, and if the Grizzlies can slow the pace and prevent the 3-point-happy Warriors from blowing the roof off, Memphis could make this series interesting. read more

Aristocrat claims his family has evicted him and his pregnant wife from

She reportedly said the design of the invite was “so embarrassingly awful, it’s almost laughable, if it weren’t so tragic.”Her reply went on: “Since when do you start with the groom’s coronet on top of the page? Moreover, you haven’t even used the Ragley blue nor the correct font.  Asked why her nephew and his wife had been evicted, Lady Carolyn laughed and said: “Yes, of course she has.” Ragley Hall Credit:Andrew Crowley “They’ve never taken the time nor had the interest to get to know me, so how can it be personal to me? Perhaps it’s what I represent, perhaps they feel threatened. I do have the sense there is a pathological need for control and I have upset the control they have been able to exert over their son. I held down a good job, pursued a career and made my way in the world. You don’t have to marry for money and clearly that wasn’t the case with me or William. “And since when does your name come before the bride?”She reportedly went on to berate the Earl for suggesting how guests might dress, adding: “Good God, what are you? Little Lord Fauntleroy?” before signing off: “You pompous ass/t–/p—k – take your pick… Your ever-so loving aunt”.After their wedding, the couple settled in a modest cottage on the Warwickshire estate called The Bothy. But on their wedding anniversary last month, shortly after announcing they were expecting a baby, they reportedly received a letter from Lady Carolyn stating that the property was needed to accommodate a carer for the Earl’s 86-year-old grandmother, Lady Pamela, the Dowager Marchioness of Hertford.“There are plenty of rooms to let locally and you can become someone’s lodger,” she is said to have written.The Countess told the Mail on Sunday: “I was devastated. It should have been one of the happiest times in my life. Instead it was the most stressful. I’d tried so hard to be accepted by his relatives, but they seemed determined to cast us both adrift. The Marquess and Lady Hertford, pictured at the back of Ragley Hall last year The Marquess and Lady Hertford, pictured at the back of Ragley Hall last yearCredit:Andrew Crowley Ragley Hall  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. “I’m not from their world and, to be honest, I’m afraid I haven’t found much there to aspire to.”The couple alleged that when the Earl, who has three siblings, had first wanted to bring his girlfriend home for the weekend, his car was lent to a member of staff, preventing him from picking her up from the station.When he announced he wanted her to stay at Ragley, a Palladian mansion set in 5,000 acres, his said his bed was given away to the new butler and he had to sleep on a blow-up mattress.Shortly before their wedding, he said his 59-year-old Brazilian-born mother Beatriz, sent him an email he said left him “shocked and confused”.She wrote: “As you know, darling, there are no funds available for supporting two generations at the same time and you should prepare for that.“There are no obligations as to when or what is handed over. Ragley was passed to your father when he was 33 because your grandfather, then, 61, saw fit… nowadays retirement happens later and people live longer.”Lady Hertford declined to comment when contacted by the Mail on Sunday, stating that they were sorry their son had given an interview and regretted that such matters had not been discussed within the family. She added: “We’re trying to build bridges.” An aristocrat who married an “outsider” claims he has been evicted from his family’s £85m estate after his aunt branded their wedding invite “embarrassingly awful”.William, Earl of Yarmouth, 26, now fears he might be prevented from taking on Ragley Hall when he turns 30 as his father, Lord Henry Seymour, 9th Marquess of Hertford, did before him, after his mother warned there were “no funds available for supporting two generations at the same time.”The trouble is said to have begun when the Earl met his wife, Kelsey Wells, a City banker, three years ago.The pair outlined a series of extraordinary allegations in a newspaper interview in which they suggested that the family wrongly believed the 34-year-old, now the Countess of Yarmouth, had married into the family for money.They claimed his family had made life difficult and seemed “determined to cast them both adrift”.When the pair sent out invitations to their wedding, which took place last year, they said that the Earl’s aunt, Lady Carolyn Seymour, 58, could not conceal her contempt. read more

Accommodation during EHF EURO 2012 in Novi Sad – Hotel GARNI RIMSKI

← Previous Story Slovakia is ready for Serbia – Heister announced official squad! Next Story → EHF EURO 2012 Friendlies: Comfortable wins for France and Serbia Hotel – Garni Rimski is situated in one of the most beautiful, old parts of Novi Sad, in the Jovana Cvijića 26.The bus and main station, as well as the Fair Center and the river Danube with all its amusement and discovery opportunities are located in the vicinity of the lovely hotel Rimski with its family atmosphere.SPENS is located 2 km from hotel „Rimski“, and bus and train station are located about 1 km from hotel.Not only the Petrovaradin Fortress, deriving from the Middle Ages -located nearby- is really worth a visit, inviting you to take a historic sightseeing tour following original Roman traces.The hotel has 22 rooms, divided into smokers and non-smokers rooms. Moreover five luxurious suites, which are completely furnished in Italian style to provide a comfortable and unforgettable stay whatever time you may arrive.All rooms are equipped with a bathroom/WC, central/floor heating, air-condition, TV (DVD, cable/satellite antenna), telephone, wireless internet, 24 h room service, minibar.The hotel has the following facilities: a restaurant (buffet breakfast ) on the 4th floor consisting of two separated rooms – smoking and non-smoking. Moreover guests start their day with a beautiful view from the 4th floor when being served breakfast.There is of course an elevator to bring you to the 4th floor. The closed, nice garden offers a coffee bar and a small aperitif bar to relax and meet after an impressive day. Parking area with video surveillance and garage.Air-conditioned conference room available as well for giving lectures,providing space for product testing groups, seminaries and organized events of almost any kind of business appliance. (TV, video, beamer, projector, white board,wireless internet, flip chart).The reception desk is open 24 hours and offers wireless internet creating hot spots for guests as well.A fax machine, photocopy machine and a scanner are standing at the guests’ disposal at any time.The hotel delivers a pleasant and relaxed stay, professional service, a lovely, cosy atmosphere and above all friendly staff ready to meet all your demands. Bed and breakfast,  tax and VAT are included in the price.Groups of guests can receive discounts that are arranged for each group individually, depending on the number of guests, nights and additional requests.The hotel accepts AMEX, VISA, MASTER, MAESTRO, DINACARD. Money transfers can also be settled via Western Union or on the spot, during your registration as guest.The hotel has the right to change the prices in compliance with its business policy.For further information please visit our web site: www.rimski.co.rs read more

15yearold schoolgirl posts IQ higher than Einstein

first_imgIQ Tests (intelligent quotient) are used as a standard test to rate the intelligence of an individual. The truly intelligent among us post scores well over 100 with the famous intelligent people, including Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, managing to attain an IQ of 160. To put that in context, the majority of people (two-thirds) will score within the range 85-115. Anyone over 130 is seen as gifted, over 140 and you count as a near genius. 160+ and you are in a very select group.Last month, a 15-year-old girl named Fabiola Mann who is living in the UK and originated from Goa, India, surpassed both Einstein and Hawking by scoring 162. She now sits in the top 1% of the all time world’s smartest people.Apparently she begged her parents to pay for her to take the test, which took 3 hours to complete at the University College of London. Once completed she commented that she found sections confusing and had no idea how she had done. A month later she was being asked to become a member of Mensa, the oldest high IQ society in existence today.Fabiola attends Northwood College in London, plays musical instruments, chess, and can defend herself after achieving a purple belt in karate and has taken up taekwondo. She also plans to go to medical school, and with an IQ that high I doubt any university will be turning her away.162 is an impressively high score, but it’s by no means the highest. Chess champion Garry Kasparov has an IQ of 190, actor James Woods sits at 180, and Bobby Fischer, another chess grandmaster, achieved 167. But the top spot for someone still alive today is child prodigy and Korean civil engineer Kim Ung-yong who managed a staggering 210.Read more at The Economic Times, via Forbeslast_img read more

Watch a 3D printer make a pizza while you wait

first_imgAs 3D printers come down in price, more consumers will talk themselves into buying one. The uses for these devices are still a bit outside the the mainstream, though. It doesn’t matter if a 3D printer is $99 — if someone doesn’t need small plastic objects created on the spot, they won’t buy a 3D printer. However, the one thing everyone needs is pizza. With that in mind, a group from Systems and Materials Research Corporation in Austin, TX built a prototype 3D printer that prints pizza. This is where the 3D printing revolution really starts.This device is still in the early stages, so it’s not quite printing a pizza as you know it in the demo. It first puts down a layer of dough in a small square, then it uses ketchup as a stand-in for pizza sauce. Finally, it extrudes cream cheese on the surface, which is an analog for a fine ricotta cheese. The builders are basically showing that the rig will work with ingredients of the same consistency as a real pizza.The printer is suspended over a heated surface that cooks the printed pie, making it ready to eat. Well, if it wasn’t covered in ketchup. The entire process only takes a few minutes, though the resulting pizza is a little on the small side.NASA has been doing (serious) research into 3D printing food for space missions, and it’s not all that dissimilar. This approach has the potential to save space and could easily create a wider variety of dishes from the components astronauts usually have on hand. This kind of system could be invaluable on long-term space missions like a trip to Mars.The pizza printer on display here can’t handle any other toppings at the moment, but maybe one day its descendants will be more capable. Perhaps in the future you won’t even order pizza anymore — you’ll just have the recipe sent to your 3D food printer. Which raises the question, you wouldn’t download a pizza, would you?last_img read more

Money mule warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets

first_img By Cónal Thomas GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED a warning to students at risk of becoming “money mules” for criminals after 1,600 cases were reported by Irish banks last year. The “money mule” practice involves criminals recruiting people to help launder stolen or illegal money using their bank account, often unwittingly. Gardaí have said students are often targeted by the practice. “The chance to earn a ‘quick buck’ is a tactic used by fraudsters to recruit money mules, who are promised a share of the proceeds in exchange for their bank account details,” gardaí said in a statement today.TheJournal.ie reported last year that young people in Ireland were being targeted by criminals who convince them to allow their bank accounts to be used to illegally transfer money.A new survey for Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, part of its FraudSMART initiative, found that over 40% of 18-24-year olds are willing to act as “money mules”. The survey also found that 14% within the same category say that they or someone they know were approached by another to use their bank details to store money.An investigation into a €2 million money laundering fraud involving these so-called accounts has now commenced, gardaí have said. The investigation by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau involves approximately 200 “money mule” accounts and consists of transactions ranging from £5,000 to £35,000 to accounts abroad.Advice issued to students by gardaí includes not allowing anyone to use their bank account, not sharing personal bank details. Gardaí have also advised students not to share or receive money.Niamh Davenport, Head of Fraud Prevention who leads the BPFI’s FraudSMART programme has urged young people “to be smart” when it comes to possible money mule recruitment. “We understand that young adults are trying to juggle work and study with an active social life, with all kinds of costs to cover and it can be very tempting when someone offers you the chance to earn extra cash quickly for little effort.”“We’re urging young people to be smart when it comes to money mule recruitment, whether it’s someone asking for a favour or promising payment. Know the warning signs, understand the risks and check with someone you really trust if you’re unsure.”The €2 million investigation is at a very early stage, gardaí have said. No arrests have been made to date.  https://jrnl.ie/4584852 12,850 Views Image: Shutterstock.com Apr 10th 2019, 10:55 AM Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 10:55 AM 4 Comments ‘Money mule’ warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets underway The practice involves criminals recruiting people to help launder stolen or illegal money. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock.com Short URL Share22 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

There is a hell on earth and it is Mykonos airport

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Airports can be a living hell for travellers, especially if they are stuck in layover between connecting flights. But, as valid as a traveller’s experience might be, there are some who can claim to be experts on the state of airports. Pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, ground crew; those who use them for professional reasons have an informed opinion on which is best and which is worst. It is this category that found its way into the pages of The Independent newspaper in the UK, which printed the 10 worst airports in the world, in no particular order, according to professionals who shared their experience with travellers on the popular discussion website reddit.LaGuardia, US: “So bad that pilots don’t want to return to it and prefer to land in the Hudson. Crossing runways (one to take-off, one to land), constant ground delays to take-off and to get to the gate. Cramped terminal and just looks outdated.” Charles de Gaulle Airport, France: “The last time I was there, the only ‘eatery’ available was a Paul’s and a juice stand; neither was open. The entire airport looked like a huge plain of nothing. It has to be the loudest airport in the universe, everything glass and concrete, packed at all times, guaranteed to give you a massive headache.”Split Airport, Croatia: “I’m sure there are many examples but Split is just a small old airport that is 300 per cent over its max capacity due to recent tourist booms.”Philadelphia Airport, US: “Philadelphia Airport is godawful. Whose f–king idea was it to put 40 gates in order in one f–king glorified hallway?” Cancún International Airport, Mexico: “Just an absolute s–t show in every way. The way they just herd three plane-loads of people through one security checkpoint is so disorganised.”Mykonos Island National Airport, Greece: “Imagine a box. Now imagine a box that has been gutted with zero security and cats running in and out. This airport is literally a circus. I walked through the buzzers and beeped. The security guard just told me to hurry and didn’t bother checking anything. Constant flight delays since it is between two mountains and something to do with the wind. There is a hell on earth and it is Mykonos airport.”Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Italy: “Absolute s–t hole of an airport. Full of people, air conditioning broken down and taxi rank is the loudest, most Italian thing you could imagine.”Don Muang Airport, Bangkok: “One time late last year, it took me over three hours of standing in line just to check-in my baggage and the whole airport was jam packed with people when I got there at 4am.” McCarran International Airport, US: “The airport in Las Vegas is a casino that happens to have planes. Considering how much they spend on the city, I totally don’t understand why it’s like that.”Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland: “Security still believe it’s the ’70s and ’80s in the north. Have to walk through rain, wind and snow to plane. Real embarrassing airport.”Conversely, most reddit users cited Singapore’s Changi Airport as the best, with free movie theatres, internet, foot massages and gardens.last_img read more

Angola pêche et ornithologie attirent de plus en plus de touristes

first_imgAngola : pêche et ornithologie attirent de plus en plus de touristesHuit ans après la guerre civile, l’Angola attire vers ses plages vierges et ses richesses faunistiques, de plus en plus de touristes. Si le pays manque encore d’infrastructures pour les accueillir, les adeptes de pêche sportive et d’ornithologie ne se laissent pas décourager.Malgré les nombreux obstacles qu’ils peuvent rencontrer lors de leur séjour en Angola, les prix exorbitants des hôtels sans luxe, les heures d’attente pour obtenir un visa angolais, ou encore le très mauvais état des routes, les passionnés de pêche et d’ornithologie sont de plus en plus nombreux à séjourner dans le pays. Les étrangers, en grande partie venue d’Afrique du Sud, commencent à découvrir les richesse que recèle l’Angola, pays qui il y a huit ans, était encore en pleine guerre civile. Guerre sanglante qui a duré 27 ans et a laissé de profondes stigmates.À lire aussiUne vidéo dévoile la tragique vérité cachée derrière les selfies de paresseuxDe novembre à mars, les adeptes de pêche séjournent dans le pays pour tenter de capturer le tarpon, un poisson rare dont le poids peut atteindre jusqu’à 100 kilos, et qui est réputé pour se débattre vigoureusement. Une fois l’animal attrapé, il doit toutefois être relâché à la mer, le tarpon étant une espèce protégée. “Les gens ne viennent ici que pour ça. C’est la prise de leur vie ! Avant, les Sud-Africains allaient jusqu’en Floride”, raconte à l’AFP Many Milner, cogérante de l’hôtel Rio Kwanza Lodge, située l’entrée du parc national Kissama. Et d’expliquer que les touristes passent de longs séjours en Angola car “la pêche demande de la patience, et il n’y a aucune garantie d’attraper quoique ce soit le premier ou le deuxième jour. Alors les visiteurs restent une à deux semaines”.Le parc Kissama, qui s’étend sur un million d’hectares, attire lui aussi de plus en plus de passionnés de nature, pour les oiseaux et les poissons qu’il abrite. Il y a dix ans, des animaux y ont été réintroduits, et ce sont plus de 900 espèces qui sont aujourd’hui recensées en Angola. Parmi elles, le francolin à bandes grises, le pririt à front blanc, ou encore le Bagadais de Gabela, une espèce menacée de disparition. “Nous avons eu des clients qui ont fait le déplacement depuis la Suisse juste pour voir nos oiseaux!”, raconte Roland Goetz, à la tête du parc depuis la fin de la guerre civile.Pour profiter et faire croître ce tourisme de plus en plus important, en 2009 l’Angola a accueilli 366.000 personnes, la sensibilisation de la population à la préservation de l’environnement est primordiale. Mais aujourd’hui, les habitants déplacés par la guerre “pêchent tous les jours et ils n’ont aucune règle. Ils pêchent tout. Si ça continue, notre écosystème marin très riche sera détruit”, déplore Roland Goetz.Le 2 janvier 2011 à 18:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Alertbox un outil Firefox pour surveiller les changements de prix

first_imgAlertbox : un outil Firefox pour surveiller les changements de prixMozilla Firefox dispose désormais d’un outil qui signale les changements de prix en temps réel sur les sites de e-commerce.Grâce à AlertBox, vous allez devenir un véritable pro de l’espionnage sur Internet. Cet outil, disponible pour les utilisateurs de Mozilla Firefox vous permettra en effet de suivre les évolutions des prix sur les sites de e-commerce. À lire aussiFevad : le e-commerce enregistre une forte croissanceIl se place dans le menu associé au clic droit de votre souris et vous permet de rajouter dans une watchlist des pages web ou des éléments de page web afin de vous alerter lorsque ceux-ci changeront, explique Korben.Ainsi, dès qu’un élément ou une page est modifiée, cela vous est indiqué par une infobulle. Toutes les informations sont ensuite stockées dans ce que Mozilla appelle une Inbox, afin de les vérifier, supprimer ou aider à comparer. A noter que pour les non-utilisateurs de Firefox, Microsoft propose un équivalent dénommé Notipage.Le 6 septembre 2011 à 18:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le percholoroéthylène bientôt interdit dans les pressings

first_imgLe percholoroéthylène bientôt interdit dans les pressings ? Les pressings utilisent entre autres solvants le perchloroéthylène. Très volatil, ce composé chimique pourrait être à l’origine du décès d’une femme, raison pour laquelle plusieurs associations souhaitent aujourd’hui que soit prononcée son interdiction.Le perchloroéthylène est un solvant utilisé dans les blanchisseries pour le nettoyage à sec. Interdit dans les nouvelles installations au Danemark et aux Etats-Unis, le “perchlo” est, selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), un “cancérogène probable”, susceptible d’engendrer de sérieux problèmes neurologiques, rénaux et hépatiques. Si l’OMS fixe des normes à 250 microgrammes par mètre cube, les riverains de pressing “sont en moyenne exposés à 2.000 µg/m3”, soit huit fois plus, souligne André Cicolella, du Réseau santé environnement. À lire aussiUne femme enceinte exposée aux solvants double le risque de malformation pour son enfantCe solvant pourrait même être mortel puisqu’il est aujourd’hui soupçonné d’être à l’origine du décès de José-Anne Bernard, une septuagénaire niçoise qui vivait au-dessus d’un pressing. Décédée en décembre 2009, l’autopsie réalisée avait révélée la présence de perchloroéthylène dans tous les organes exceptés l’estomac (ce qui exclut l’ingestion). Comme le raconte son fils dans une conférence de presse, les odeurs ont envahi son appartement après l’installation du pressing, en mars 2008. “25 courriers ont été envoyés à la mairie, la préfecture, la médecine du travail, l’inspection du travail, sans effet”, souligne t-il.Mis en examen en septembre 2011 pour “homicide involontaire” et “poursuite de l’exploitation d’une installation classée non conforme à la mise en demeure”, le gérant du pressing attend toujours son jugement. Un collectif d’associations a demandé jeudi un rendez-vous au ministère de l’Environnement afin de discuter du sujet, rapporte francesoir.fr. Le ministère assure toutefois qu’aujourd’hui, suite à de nouvelles normes mises en place en 2008, “plus des deux tiers des pressings sont conformes”. Un arrêté devrait cependant être publié d’ici fin 2012 afin d’interdire la mise en place de nouvelles installations utilisant le perchloroéthylène à proximité des habitations. Le 20 février 2012 à 10:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

613 WWE Results Dayton Ohio RollinsAmbroseOrton

first_img Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Seth Rollins responds to Jon Moxley’s post-WWE comments made on the Jericho podcast Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Roman Reigns talks about his relationship with Jon Moxley; Rollins and Lynch get challenged Ronda Rousey Google+ Pinterest WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back After Absence For Leukemia Videos Articles Shawn Michaels 6/13 WWE Results: Dayton, Ohio* Neville def. Kofi Kingston.* The Lucha Dragons def. Los Matadores.* Natalya & Layla def. Alicia Fox & Summer Rae.* Roman Reigns def. Big Show in a Steel Cage match.* Fandango def. Heath Slater.* R-Truth def. Heath Slater.* Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler.* Randy Orton def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose in a non-title triple threat match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns talks about teaming with The Undertaker, Jon Moxley’s comments on WWE Videos Articles Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Bernardeschis plan for Italys return to success

first_imgThe Italian attacking midfielder is sure that missing the World Cup and the bad start at the UEFA Nations League is something his team can overcomeFederico Bernardeschi has been playing for Italy since 2011.The Juventus attacking midfielder represented his country in the U18, U19, U20 and U21 squads.And now he has been with the senior team since 2016, with 14 appearances and one goal.Italy national team have suffered in the last months. First, the European side misses the chance to go to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.And now it has not won in two matches, out of six, in the UEFA Nations League and might get relegated from League A of the tournament.“When you reach the bottom, you need to take each other’s hands to get back up again: what must be avoided is criticism of a group of youngsters, pointing out that they are not ready,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“We’ll give them time to grow. It takes a mentality that brings Italy back to the top, where it belongs.”“There must be a core group that works for the same objective: to bring Italian football back,” he added.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“There are many youngsters with personality and potential, we have a healthy and strong group that can bring Italy back.”“Obviously, youngsters can’t be veterans, it takes time.”“Roberto Mancini is the right man to bring us back. He has played football, he knows what it is, he was a great champion and even a great coach. We have to have faith and patience in his work,” he explained.#Azzurri ??Italy lose out in Lisbon following a goal from Andre Silva.➡️ https://t.co/d4f3K8R1eO#VivoAzzurro ???? #PORITA#NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/p7OUcAtaZS— Italy (@azzurri) September 10, 2018last_img read more

Senate Bill 1 will protect key federal environmental safety standards

first_img KUSI Newsroom, March 22, 2019 Senate Bill 1 will protect key federal environmental, safety standards 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) – California is one step closer to protecting key environmental and labor standards. Senate bill one will allow California to keep any federal environmental– or worker-safety standards that were in place before January first of 2017.If the federal government rolls back any standards that were in place before this date they will still be in effect in California.SB1 ensures clean air, clean water, protection of endangered species,  and worker safety standards that have been in place for as long as 50 years will not be rolled back.Today, California Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria detailed this new legislation.“Californians are feeling the impacts of climate change here and now, and they want us to find solutions,” Atkins said. “This measure is about preserving some of the qualities that make California such a special place to live and work, from our environment to workers’ rights.” KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: March 22, 2019 Updated: 10:26 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more