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Two men one juvenile held for multiple murder cases

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested two persons and apprehended a juvenile in the murder case in Krishna Nagar area. The law enforcement agency said that business rivalry in scrap dealing was the reason behind the killing. Police identified the accused as Rizwan (26), Mohsin alias Abrar (34) and one juvenile. They were nabbed from East Delhi area on March 9. On further interrogation, the apprehended Child in Conflict with Law (CCL) was also found to be involved in another murder case, in which he had shot Hakimuddin, a cluster bus conductor in front of his five-year-old son. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police ( Crime) Joy Tirkey said that during the interrogation of accused it has been revealed earlier that Abrar is the key witness in the murder of one Zafar. “One Sarfaraj was threatening Abrar through Rihan, who is a parole jumper to be hostile in court in this case,” said DCP Crime. For this Abrar along with his associates hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Sarfaraj. On April 5, Abrar along with Rizwan, Salman, and one CCL checked the route of Sarfaraj and in the evening while he was coming back from the stadium on his motorcycle they chased him. “While Sarfaraj reached near Kanti Nagar, Rizwaan fired upon Sarfaraj which hits on his back and he felt from his bike. After this Abrar and Rizwan indiscriminately fired upon him from their weapons and left the spot,” said DCP Crime.last_img read more

France backs Boris Johnson over calls for senior Syrian and Russian figures

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first_imgFrench Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Mr Johnson insisted after the summit that the option of sanctions remained on the table and said there would be an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.“After that, if of course we can find people, whether they are Syrians or whether they are Russians associated with the Syrian military operation, it is in my view wholly appropriate that they should face economic sanctions or sanctions of some other kind,” he said. A communiqué issued by the G7 made no mention of sanctions but included a significant new agreement that Bashar al-Assad cannot stay on as Syrian president.However Mr Ayault has now signalled his support in a joint article in Le Monde and the Guardian, which says: “We are confident in this process [gathering evidence] and fully support it. There will be no impunity.”In the wake of the summit earlier this week a Government source told The Telegraph that the failure to secure an agreement on sanctions – which came on top of Mr Johnson cancelling a trip to Moscow – had been a “total let down”. France has backed Boris Johnson’s calls for senior Syrian figures and potentially Russian military commanders to face sanctions if they are implicated by an independent investigation into last week’s chemical weapon attack.Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French foreign minister, said in a joint article with Mr Johnson that France is prepared to pursue any individuals who were complicit in the atrocity in Syria.It comes after Mr Johnson faced embarrassment last week after without securing backing for his plans for sanctions after Italy, France and Germany publicly rebuffed him, saying Mr Putin must not be “pushed into a corner”. 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.center_img French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc AyraultCredit:THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Image But a spokesman for Mr Johnson said such a view was “completely short-sighted and wrong” because Russian and Syrian military figures would still face sanctions with the G7’s blessing if an independent investigation proves Assad was to blame for last week’s chemical attack and Mr Putin carried on backing him. There will be no impunityJean-Marc Ayrault, the French foreign ministerlast_img read more

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RCT sensor solution passes the test at WA Goldfields mine

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first_imgRCT says it has developed a monitoring system to improve underground mining operations at a gold mine in Western Australia’s Goldfields.The miner approached RCT’s Kalgoorlie-based staff to develop a way to monitor the project’s ore passes to ensure they did not get blocked by larger rocks during the transfer of material.The ore passes – now used to dump waste – are vertical chutes used by the mine’s Epiroc MT6020 haul trucks to dump material to backfill an old stope.RCT subsequently developed the ore pass monitoring system consisting of a VEGAPULS 69 radar, spanning the 91 m deep pass, and a VEGAMET 391 measurement display to indicate at what depth a blockage may occur.The VEGAPULS 69 is a sensor for continuous measurement of bulk solids under different process conditions, while the VEGAMET 391 is suited to simple control tasks in level, gauge and process pressure measurements, as well as for inventory management and remote enquiry, according to its manufacturer VEGA.The display was designed to use its readings to control an associated traffic lamp assembly on the wall of the mine to advise mine staff whether material had been successfully transferred.RCT said: “Once the system was implemented, the mining company introduced a procedure for operators to ensure the traffic lamps changed back to green after tipping to indicate the pass is clear of material.“RCT’s technicians also installed a suppression field in the first 20 m of the ore pass and directly above it to stop sharp edges in the pass bouncing echoes and falsely tripping the sensor.”RCT Kalgoorlie Branch Manager, Rick Radcliffe, said the monitoring system can significantly reduce the downtime associated with blocked ore passes.“If the pass becomes blocked then operators may not notice until the entire pass is filled up with material and, at that point, it will take a significant amount of time to clear the pass,” he said.“The monitoring system ensures blockages are identified and cleared immediately.”last_img read more

Column Can big data save our planets forests

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first_imgTODAY IS INTERNATIONAL Day of Forests – a day that may completely slip past many people’s radar. Have you ever wondered how the Brazilian rain forest is doing, though? Do you think that, worldwide, there are more trees being planted than are harvested? Are we winning the fight against deforestation?A project launched last month will make it possible to monitor the health of the world’s forests, from the comfort of your own home (or office), through an interactive world map. At the click of a mouse it is now possible to monitor and analyse the latest changes in forests around the globe. This gives environmentalists a new tool in the fight to curb deforestation, which despite some encouraging progress in recent years is still alarmingly high.Global Forest Watch is the name of the programme, launched at the end of February in Washington DC. It is the result of collaboration between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), The World Resources Initiative, Google and more than 40 other partners. By combining satellite technology and cloud computing from Google, Global Forest Watch is meeting a need for better information on forest conditions.“Businesses, governments and communities are desperate for better information on forests. Now they have it,” said Dr Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Initiative. “Global Forest Watch is a platform that will fundamentally change the way individuals and businesses relate to forests. From now on, anyone who damages forests will not be able to hide, while those that benefit forests will be recognised for their leadership,” he said.Local and global opportunitiesUNEP expects that Global Forest Watch can be used for a variety of purposes by different actors. Companies that buy natural resources, can use the programme to analyse whether logging in the area meets the legal and environmental standards of them, and timber companies can use the programme to demonstrate that they meet these standards. At the same time, NGOs, communities and individuals can use the programme to collect evidence of illegal logging and hold businesses and governments to account.“How we treat the world’s forests is now both a local and a global concern, and technological developments have given Global Forest Watch an unprecedented opportunity to unite not just information and data, but people, whether they are  foresters, businesses or consumers, “said Achim Steiner, Managing Director of UNEP and the Deputy Secretary General of the UN.Global Forest Watch is now online in a beta version and can be used free of charge globalforestwatch.org.Oliver Mylius is a journalist at World’s Best News, Denmark, and a former press officer at Amnesty International Denmark. Hans Zomer is the Director of Dóchas. More stories like this can be found at World’s Best News, a news service initiative from Irish NGOs which aims to highlight positive news stories from around the globe. Visit facebook.com/TheWorldsBestNews/ or worldsbestnews.tumblr.com for more information.Read: Forestry Inventory finds 10.5% of Ireland’s total land area is forestlast_img read more

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12 volume set of books shows how incredibly vast our Solar System

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first_imgOur Solar System is, essentially, unfathomably large. We can do visualizations, charts, and all sorts of other things to try to better understand just how large it is, but at the end of the day there really isn’t a great way to comprehend that sort of distance (or numbers that large for that matter). One valiant attempt to demonstrate the distance from the Sun to Pluto is called “Astronomical”. It’s a set of twelve 500 pages books that are a scale model of our solar system.With the Sun on page one and Pluto appearing 6000 pages later, you can understand just how much space there is between the two. Each page represents one million kilometers (621,371 miles).Earth, seen above, appears on page 155… just 96,312,505 miles from the Sun, using the book’s numbers. (From what I can tell the book uses average distances, as opposed to the aphelion [farthest] or perihelion [closest] distances of a body’s orbit.)Of course kilometers and miles aren’t the best way to talk about distances like this, but neither is light years — they are too large for our humble Solar System. The best measurement is — as all you space geeks out their know — the astronomical unit. An AU is the average distance from the Earth to the Sun, or about 92,955,807 miles. That’s more like 150 pages in Astronomical, but a 12 volume work has a lot more impact than a 40 page one. Plus AUs bring us back to the original problem with all this: 93 million (miles or anything else) is not a number we can easily process.Above you can one of the 12 books being flipped through. The main things you’ll notice is the demonstrator’s wonderfully manicured hands empty space between each body. Is it easier to take in than 32.1 AU or 2.98388399 × 109 miles… unless if you’re a computer.Astronomical was a project by Mishka Henner. They can be ordered — print-on-demand — from his site for £100 (shipping not included).via New Scientistlast_img read more

Bankers search for right role in aid

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first_imgThe managing director of the Institute of International Finance, a group representing around 400 banks and financial organisations, met representatives from the European Central Bank, the Greek government and the eurozone in Rome to try to break a deadlock over how private creditors might voluntarily maintain their exposure to Greek sovereign debt. It was the latest in a series of meetings among the parties in recent weeks, but there is little sign of a deal coming together. Thursday’s meeting broke up after approximately four hours with no conclusion. To avoid a debt default by Greece, eurozone finance ministers are trying to put together a second international bailout by mid-September. A private sector debt rollover, in which investors would buy new Greek bonds as existing ones matured, is an important part of the new rescue plan. A source at the Italian Treasury told Reuters that Thursday’s meeting discussed ideas beyond a complex French proposal to roll over up to 70 per cent of maturing Greek debt, but there was no clarity on what the other options on the table were. In a reflection of how expectations for a breakthrough in the IIF-led talks have declined, one banking source commented ahead of the meeting: “The circus moves to Rome.” Yields on government bonds of indebted eurozone states rose to euro-era highs on Thursday because of concern that any scheme to have private investors pay in a rescue of Greece could be applied to the debt of other countries too. The Irish ten-year bond yield jumped more than 0.7 percentage point to 13.42 per cent. In Frankfurt, the European Central Bank raised its key interest rate for the eurozone by a further 0.25 percentage point to 1.50 per cent. The hike aims to curb inflation but will also increase borrowing costs and increase pressure on banks in Greece, Ireland and Portugal, as well as other at-risk eurozone states such as Spain. However, Spain attracted strong demand when it sold 3 billion euros of three- and five-year bonds, partly because of buying interest from Spanish banks which traditionally purchase their own country’s debt. This suggested Madrid was not close to losing the ability to fund itself in the markets at affordable rates. Bailout The next bailout of Greece, which follows agreement in May 2010 on 110 billion euros of emergency loans, is expected to total around 115 billion euros and will aim to fund Athens until late 2014. Of the total, eurozone governments want the private sector to provide 30 billion euros via the debt rollover. Greece itself would provide a further 30 billion euros to the package by selling state assets, and the remainder would come from the EU and the International Monetary Fund. Eurozone finance ministers will discuss the outlines of the new rescue plan in Brussels on July 11, but no firm decisions are expected then because the private sector’s role remains unclear. Partly because of the insistence of the ECB, governments and banks have been trying to put together a Greek debt rollover which would not prompt credit rating agencies to declare a default – even a limited or “selective default”. This is, however, proving very difficult. Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager told a Dutch newspaper on Thursday that the private sector’s involvement had to be substantial. If that meant putting pressure on investors to take part, then so be it, he said. “I think we need to accept that a voluntary contribution is not realistic,” he told Het Financielle Dagblad. “If a compulsory contribution from the banks leads to a short and isolated (credit) rating event, then that is not so bad.” Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, which represents European countries, said during a visit to Slovakia on Thursday: “These are decisive times for the euro area. I’m confident we can overcome these difficulties and become stronger.” Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Apex Legends Will it play on your laptop

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first_imgRead: Get these cheap GTX laptops while you canRead: Fastest gaming laptops, ranked 2:42 17 Photos Laptops Gaming Desktops 0 Tags The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 How is Apex Legends different from Fortnite and PUBG? Fortnite Asus Huawei Intel Lenovo Nvidia Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Share your voice If you want to release a video game that a million-odd people will download overnight, then a Fortnite-style free-to-play battle royale game seems like the way to go. Apex Legends, from Respawn and EA, has become an instant hit, thanks to its freemium business model and availability across PCs, Xbox and PlayStation. For PC players, Fortnite is a great example of a pick-up-and-play game that doesn’t need especially high-end hardware to run. But what about the new Apex Legends? We lined up a bunch of laptops for some anecdotal hands-on testing to see how the game plays. But first, here are the recommended minimum specs from each game’s developer:Fortnite Battle Royale minimum specsCPU: Intel Core i3 2.4 GhzRAM: 4GB GPU: Intel HD 4000Apex Legends minimum specsCPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHzRAM: 6GBGPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700Recommended specs for PC games are not always set in stone. Sometimes the minimum spec is barely enough to launch the game at a crawl, other times you can push the boundaries and play games decently on hardware never intended for it. New driver or game software updates can also make a big difference. One thing is clear: Fortnite is built to run on almost anything this side of a scientific calculator, while Apex Legends depends at the very least on a discrete graphics card. Here are some laptops in the CNET Labs we ran the game on, and what we found. Frame rates are from the onscreen fps counter built into EA’s Origin game launcher.  Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei Matebook 13CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565URAM: 8GBGPU: Nvidia MX15018-24fpsResults: At the lowest graphics settings and a paltry 1,200×800 resolution, the game ran at around 18 to 24fps. That made for a choppy experience, but not one that was totally unplayable. In a pinch, you could probably kill some time playing Apex at the back of a crowded conference room. Stepping down even further, to Intel integrated graphics (in a Dell XPS 13), we got 14-20fps by turning every option down to its lowest setting, including the resolution. It’s technically playable like that, but don’t expect to actually hit anyone. Lenovo Legion Y7000PCPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 8750HRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GTX 106080-90fpsFor under $999, you can find many laptop options with Nvidia’s GTX 1060 GPU. It works fine with most new games as long as you keep detail levels modest. For a fast-paced shooter like Apex, I kept the resolution at 1,920×1,080 and detail levels at medium-to-high settings, and stayed above 80fps the whole time. 04-lenovo-legion-y7000p-1060 Sarah Tew/CNET Alienware 17 R4CPU: 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HKRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GTX 108090-120fpsThe classic high-end gaming laptop configuration for the past few years. A single 1080 card can still chew through just about any game, and we hit between 90 and 120fps during a live match at full HD resolution and high detail settings. Asus Zephyrus GX701CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H RAM: 24GBGPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q90-140fpsThe ultimate high-end experience. At the highest detail settings and full HD resolution, the game ran between 90 and 140fps without any hitches or other issues. My biggest problem was getting flat-out murdered over and over (and over) again. It’s really way more graphics power than this game needs, but that just leaves you headroom for newer games coming later this year.last_img read more

The Queens Shocking relationship with Kate Middleton Meghan Markle excluded from this

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first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.Photo by Clive Mason/Getty ImagesKate Middleton and the Queen are quite close. Kate Middleton joined the Royal Family and became the Duchess of Cambridge about ten years ago, so she has quite the advantage over Meghan Markle when it comes to the Queen’s favour it seems. But it looks like the monarch’s relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge is quite different from her relationship with the Duchess of Sussex.Reportedly Kate Middleton and the Queen, were spotted together at the Chelsea Flower Show last week when the monarch visited the Duchess of Cambridge’s garden at the event. A body language expert has analysed how Her Majesty and Kate interact, and compared their relationship with the monarch and Meghan Markle. Apparently, Royal fans were shocked when Kate Middleton kissed the Queen, with some claiming the move was a breach of royal protocol.A body language expert has analysed Kate and the Queen, providing Express.co.uk with exclusive insight into their relationship. Body language expert Judi James revealed how the Queen has begun to treat the Duchess of Cambridge “as a friend.”Judi pointed out some noticeable similarities between Kate and the Queen, and claimed Kate is one of the few people who entertains the Queen, and not vice versa.  Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle bond is only getting stronger.Getty ImagesThe expert went on to say that Kate has always been a slow but steady integrator into the royal firm and her slightly traditional approach, making very few if any ripples in continuity, does seem to have resonated with the Queen, who increasingly appears to treat her as a friend as well as a daughter-in-law.On the other hand, Meghan Markle in not known shirking traditions and breaking protocols. Though Meghan is new to the Royal Family, her inability to not cause ripples may rub the Queen the wrong way. On the other hand, Meghan and the Queen’s relationship is “much newer and probably still in the ‘forming’ stage,” Judi said. The expert claimed that the Queen treats Meghan Markle differently to Kate, as she only recently became a member of the Royal Family.But Meghan still has a few years to earn the Queen’s favour as long as she plays by the monarch’s rules. You can check out the video here:last_img read more

Mayor Nasir slaps engineer

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first_imgChattogram mayor AZM Nasir UddinChittagong City Corporation mayor AZM Nasir Uddin allegedly slapped an engineer of National Housing Authority on Monday.Nasir allegedly slapped assistant engineer Ashrafuzzaman at a meeting at the city corporation office. Officials of NHA Chattogram circle on Tuesday observed a strike protesting the incident.Nasir, however, denied the allegation and said he scolded the engineer for his ‘indecent behaviour’.Officials said, NHA and city corporation authorities were at loggerheads over a piece of land. NHA alleged that the city corporation is using a piece of their land without taking permission for extending a city road. The two authorities arranged a meeting to settle the matter on Monday evening.According to the NHA officials, a six-member team led by Chattogram circle superintending engineer Md Shamsul Alam went to the Nagar Bhaban to discuss the issue with city corporation authorities.At one point of the discussion, mayor Nasir slapped the engineer, alleged the NHA officials. City councilor Golam Mohmmad Zobayer also allegedly joined in the beating.Zobayer, too, denied the allegation.Md Shamsul Alam said the strike was observed in 16 Zilas of Chattogram circle and they informed the incident to the high-ups of the department.They would announce further programme if they do not get justice, he added.Denying the allegation, mayor Nasir told Prothom Alo that NHA want to set up a makeshift market in the disputed land while city corporation wanted to construct a road and a drain to curb water logging problem of the city.The engineer showed offensive behavior towards me. I just told him he doesn’t know how to behave with a mayor. At that point, others took him away,” said Nasir.last_img read more

Illegal smuggling 40 exotic birds died in quarantine at Alipore Zoo in

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first_imgKolkata: As many as 40 exotic birds have died in quarantine at Alipore Zoo in a span of five months from June to October. Around 153 birds that were confiscated by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from smugglers were handed over to Alipore Zoo for treatment after a large number of them suffered injuries during the smuggling process. The DRI has sought post-mortem report of the bird deaths from the zoo.”We follow a scientific process of transporting birds and animals and ensure that all sorts of precautionary measures are in place so that animals or birds do not suffer any sort of injury and get minimum stress. These birds that were handed over to us were being smuggled illegally and subjected to most unhygienic conditions. Our doctors have said the birds died because of acute dehydration, enteric diseases and also due to neurogenic shock,” said Asis Kumar Samanta, director of Alipore Zoological Gardens. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Samanta, the birds during quarantine at the Zoo hospital are constantly monitored by three veterinary physicians. “However, in case of a number of birds, complications developed after some days that apparently seemed well when they were first handed over. It is not unusual for certain diseases to relapse because of the unscientific method of transportation and the heavy stress faced by the avians. A number of birds were also involved in infighting during the transportation process and had suffered injuries,” a senior official of the Zoo said. A zoo official informed these birds were packed into bags or cooped up in tiny cages and crammed into a car boot or under the seat. They travelled like that for hours before being intercepted. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTurquoise Grass Parakeet, Eclectus Parrots, Kookaburras are among the birds that died. The mortality list also includes eight Pygmy Falcons which are the smallest birds of prey and native to Africa, Gouldian Finch, much sought after for its colourful plumage and also a Rosella that was the last bird death as communicated to the DRI by the zoo authorities. Most of the rescued birds were smuggled into Bengal from the Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh. In the illegal pet market, some of the species cost more than a few lakh rupees for a single member.last_img read more

Improve Netflixs cellular data video quality

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first_imgImprove Netflix’s cellular data video quality by Martin Brinkmann on May 09, 2016 in Music and Video – No commentsIf you are using Netflix occasionally when connected to cellular networks, you may have noticed a change of quality recently that may impact your viewing experience.Netflix announced last week that it has enabled a new default streaming setting for mobile devices connected to cellular networks.According to the announcement, cellular data is limited to 600 Kilobits per second by default which is good for about 3 hours of watching TV shows and movies per Gigabyte of data.The setting balances video quality and data usage which is important for Netflix customers who are on capped mobile data plans.While the transfer rate may be throttled to a trickle for the remainder of the month on some plans, overage fees may be charged on others when the data cap is exceeded.The default setting will enable you to stream about 3 hours of TV shows and movies per gigabyte of data. In terms of bitrates, that currently amounts to about 600 Kilobits per second. Our testing found that, on cellular networks, this setting balances good video quality with lower data usage to help avoid exceeding data caps and incurring overage feesThe change does not impact the quality when the mobile device is connected to a wireless network though.Change Netflix’s quality on cellular connectionsChanging the quality of videos on Netflix when a mobile device is used makes sense if you are on an unlimited plan and are connected to a network that is fast enough to deliver content in the desired quality.To modify the Netflix cellular data quality do the following (please note that the Android version of Netflix is used to describe how you change the quality but the iOS version should be similar to it).Open the Netflix application on the device.Tap on the menu icon in the upper left corner and select App Settings from the menu that opens (you need to scroll down).Select Cellular Data Usage on the next screen that opens.The default setting is set to automatic which means 3 hours of video content per Gigabyte of data.Change the setting to one of the other available presets and hit ok afterwards.You can set the quality to low to get even more out of Netflix per Gigabyte, or use medium, high or unlimited instead which improves the quality of the video but requires a faster connection and burns through the Gigabyte faster.GigabyteHours of playbackAutomatic13Low14Medium12High11Unlimited1less than 1Unless you are on an unlimited plan or a plan that gives you 10 or more Gigabyte of data per month, it may not be feasible at all to use Netflix on a mobile device as you will burn through your monthly data cap quickly even on the low quality setting.You may turn of cellular streaming completely as well to block Netflix from streaming data to the device while connected to a cellular network.Now You: do you stream videos on your mobile device?SummaryArticle NameImprove Netflix’s quality on cellular connectionsDescriptionFind out how to improve the quality of the Netflix video stream when a mobile device connected to a cellular network is being used to stream the content.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Mozilla will fix addon signing issue for older Firefox versions

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first_imgMozilla will fix add-on signing issue for older Firefox versions by Martin Brinkmann on May 09, 2019 in Firefox – 26 commentsGood news for Firefox users who run older versions of the web browser that are not supported anymore officially by Mozilla. Mozilla plans to release updates for these web browsers and also a standalone extension to address the add-on signing issue that caused browser add-ons to fail in all versions of the web browser.Mozilla will release an automatic update that fixes the issue for the Firefox versions 52 through 60. Firefox users who run version 61 to 65 may install a browser extension instead to resolve the issue on their end.Last Friday, Firefox users from around the world noticed that the Firefox browser would deactivate all installed browser add-ons. Firefox would display the notification “One or more installed add-ons cannot be verified and have been disabled” to users of the browser. All browser extensions were deactivated in the browser, and it was impossible to enable them again or download extensions from the Mozilla Add-ons website.Mozilla has yet to publish details on how something like this could happened; from what we know, it was a certificate that expired. Since it expired, it could not be used anymore to verify add-on signatures.Mozilla reacted and released a fix through the Firefox browser’s Shield studies system at first. The organization pushed out Firefox 66.0.4 and 66.0.5 to the Stable channel, and updates for other Firefox channels as well to resolve the issue.While that took care of supported Firefox installations, it ignored Firefox installations that were not on the most recent version of the browser.Mozilla updated the blog post that it released on May 4, 2019 several times. Yesterday’s update highlights that a fix will be released for older versions of the Firefox web browser that are not supported officially anymore.For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update that automatically applies the fix to versions 52 through 60. This fix will also be available as a user-installable extension. For anyone still experiencing issues in versions 61 through 65, we plan to distribute a fix through a user-installable extension. These extensions will not require users to enable Studies, and we’ll provide an update when they are available. (May 8. 19:28 EDT)It is unclear how the update for Firefox 52 to 60 will be released. Do users have to search for the update (and risk being updated to a new version of Firefox), or is there another way to push an update to Firefox installations. Mozilla revealed that it would not use the Shield service for that. The organization promised that information will be provided once the update is available.Mozilla plans to release a browser extension for Firefox 61 to 65 that fixes the issue as well. A link will be provided when it becomes available.Closing WordsThe decision to release updates for older versions of Firefox should please users who are still on that older version, and it should put the (conspiracy) theory to rest that Mozilla broke the system deliberately to force users to update to the latest version of the browser.Something like this should never have happened; it showed how fragile enforced systems can be and how big of an impact simple things can have. It will be interesting to see how Mozilla plans to make sure that something like this won’t happen again in the future.Still, it is a good move by Mozilla to release updates for earlier versions. Whether that is the cause for the one-week release delay for the coming Firefox 67 release is unclear at this point.SummaryArticle NameMozilla will fix add-on signing issue for older Firefox versionsDescriptionMozilla plans to release updates for these web browsers and also a standalone extension to address the add-on signing issue.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. March 6, 2012 — U-Systems announced the showcase of somo•v Platinum, an update to the somo•v automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) system, at the 2012 National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). The somo•v ABUS is the first and only ultrasound system designed specifically for high-volume breast screening. Featuring proprietary imaging performance and screening workflow advances, the somo•v ABUS Platinum has been specifically designed to streamline exam efficiency while improving image quality and clinical confidence.Imaging Performance and Patient ComfortThe Platinum system features U-Systems’ class of transducer technology designed to deliver imaging performance and patient comfort. The ergonomic Reverse Curve Technology conforms to the anatomic curve of women’s breasts for improved comfort and imaging performance. The Reverse Curve Technology uses convergent scan line geometry, enabling ultrasound beams, or sound waves, to penetrate the skin perpendicularly, improving penetration and sharpening focus at depth. Additionally, the Reverse Curve Technology creates a uniform compression across the entire breast, enhancing image equality. Greater image overlap ensures wide field-of-view imaging, increasing confidence of viewing the entire breast.Reverse Curve Technology also incorporates the Soft Touch Floating Compression Membrane. Designed specifically for use with the somo•v ABUS, the Soft Touch Membrane provides the highest exam quality with a greater level of patient comfort and was developed to adapt to a woman’s unique anatomy, evenly distributing pressure across the breast for a quick, comfortable exam. The anatomic shape will also expedite patient positioning, improving workflow.Dedicated Breast Screening WorkflowBased on more than 16,000 ABUS studies, Abella Workflow is a proprietary clinical workflow method for the quick, accurate review of automated breast ultrasound exams. Designed specifically for the high-throughput breast screening environment, Abella Workflow presents optimized ABUS 3-D breast image volumes quickly, and with optimal hanging protocols aimed at improving exam efficiency and clinical confidence.Abella Workflow applies advanced image processing algorithms that reduce background noise, improve contrast and sharpen detail resolution.Abella also features enhanced viewing protocols validated by some of the nation’s leading breast imaging experts. Abella viewing protocols offer the industry’s most advanced approach to reviewing Automated Breast Ultrasound exams. Clinical experience with Abella Workflow demonstrates that trained clinicians can consistently and accurately review ABUS exams in three minutes or less with a high degree of clinical confidence.“Featuring improved image acquisition and workflow technologies developed from our clinical experience with more than 16,000 ABUS exams, the somo•v Platinum system now provides the clinical confidence and high efficiency required for busy breast imaging centers,” said Ron Ho, U-Systems president and CEO. “The Platinum updates and Abella Workflow represent advancements for the somo•v, which is the first and only Automated Breast Ultrasound System designed specifically for breast screening.”For more information: www.u-systems.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more center_img IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | March 06, 2012 U-Systems Showcases Automated Breast Ultrasound System at NCBC last_img read more

The NBA and GE Healthcare Issue Call for Proposals on Bone Stress

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first_img Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 23, 2019 Konica Minolta Dynamic Digital Radiography Receives FDA Clearance Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced that its Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) technology, introduced at… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 31, 2019 Konica Minolta Releases Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound Software Upgrade Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. released a new software upgrade for the Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound System that… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 12, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Announces Autologous Biologics Workshop in Partnership With EmCyte Corp. Konica Minolta Healthcare announced a new autologous biologics workshop in partnership with EmCyte Corp. The workshop… read more Related Content Using fast MRI, UC Davis researchers scanned left and right wrists of men and women and used the data to build computer models of the movement of wrist bones. The data could help understand wrist injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Image courtesy of Brent Foster and Abhijit Chaudhari, UC Davis. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 11, 2019 Aidoc Earns FDA Approval for AI for C-spine Fractures Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) provider Aidoc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared… read more News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 23, 2017 The NBA and GE Healthcare Issue Call for Proposals on Bone Stress Injuries Up to $1.5 million available for research proposals focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone stress injuries (BSI); four proposals already selected to address acute myotendinous injuries. News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 29, 2019 Quantitative Transmission Ultrasound Featured at Acoustical Society of America May 29, 2019 — QT Ultrasound recently showcased its advanced… read more Videos | Orthopedic Imaging | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: 3-D Printed Hip Fracture and Surgical Repair From CT Scans This is an example of a 3-D printed pelvis that had multiple hip fractures and a second printed pelvis is from a post read more Fused QT Ultrasound 3-D quantitative transmission ultrasound and compounded reflection axial images showing high resolution image of internal organs, tissue, skin and hair of neo-natal piglet. Anatomy courtesy of C. Ruoff, DVM. 3-D printing fractured hip created in GE Healthcare’s software at HIMSS19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 22.89%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Medical 3-D Printing | December 14, 2018 Materialise and Carestream Deploying Zero-Footprint Surgical Planning Solution Materialise, in collaboration with Carestream Health, is developing a work-in-progress zero-footprint deployment of… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 03, 2019 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Develops Palm-sized 3-D Scoliosis Ultrasound Imaging System The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced the development of a palm-sized 3-D ultrasound imaging system… read more With DDR, orthopedists and MSK specialists can acquire a full view of the MSK system in the supine and prone positions to view changes in the bone and articulations throughout the full range of motion. Image courtesy of Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 07, 2019 Korean National Training Center Installs Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea, installed a Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity System at its… read more January 23, 2017 — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration have issued a new call for proposals (CFP) focused on bone stress injuries (BSI), a frequent and debilitating injury for both the elite and the everyday athlete. The collaboration simultaneously announced the latest round of winning research proposals that address myotendinous injuries, specifically targeting strains, tears, ruptures, or pulls of the hamstring and calf.The NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration was established to fund research that addresses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries* affecting NBA players and everyday athletes. Through the funded research, the collaboration aims to increase understanding of the mechanisms of injury to reduce the impact of future injuries by investigating prevention and rehabilitation programs and developing new and improved tools for diagnosis and treatment. The collaboration is directed by a Strategic Advisory Board, led by John DiFiori, M.D., the NBA’s director of sports medicine, and an NBA & GE Healthcare Steering Committee.The latest call for research proposals is aimed at advancing the understanding of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery of BSI in elite and everyday athletes. BSI can impair performance, limit playing time, disrupt an athletic career and cause ongoing risk of re-injury.Specific areas of research interest for this CFP include:Advancements in imaging to improve prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of BSI – including imaging techniques to improve the understanding of bone health and risk factors for BSI and re-injury; andPrevention and management of BSI – including quantifiable exposure factors, metabolic factors, bone quality thresholds and biomechanical risk factors, and epidemiological determinants.Additionally, as part of their collaboration, the NBA and GE Healthcare announced the awardees of four research proposals selected from investigators across the globe to address acute myotendinous injuries. “Myotendinous injuries are a common issue among basketball players at all levels of the game — from NBA players to the athlete joining a local pick-up game,” said DiFiori. “While there are prevention programs prescribed for varying levels of play, we are working to increase our understanding of the best techniques for clinical assessment and choices of imaging modalities to improve health outcomes and limit the impact on athletic performance for athletes at all levels.”Using a competitive application process with a rigorous scientific review, leading academic and healthcare institutions were selected from the following locations:University of Newcastle, Australia (Dr. Suzi Edwards) The HAMI Study: Investigating Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball.Edwards and her team will study top male Australian basketball players to determine the role of biomechanical (how a person moves) and neural (how the brain signals muscles) factors in muscle injuries. This novel multidisciplinary research may lead to improved injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for athletes by increasing our understanding of how an athlete runs, how muscle structure changes, and how an injury alters brain signals to muscles.Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Dr. Johannes Tol) Game changing innovative sports research: The Basketball and Muscle Injury (BAMI) study.The BAMI study targets preventing hamstring and calf muscle injuries and re-injuries. In the first of three separate studies, researchers in Amsterdam will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine what actually goes on within injured muscles to help in preventing re-injury. The second and third studies will use strength testing and MRI to determine which exercises are the best for preventing hamstring and calf muscle injuries.University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit) Clinical, Biomechanical, and Novel Imaging Biomarkers of Hamstring Strain Injury Potential in Elite Athletes.Investigators from The University of Wisconsin will conduct a prospective longitudinal study of high-level athletes to improve risk assessment for hamstring strain injuries. Athletes will be monitored for exposure and injury throughout training and competition, with injured athletes monitored with diffusion tensor magnetic resonance and shear wave ultrasound imaging during and after their rehabilitation period. Findings from this study may improve injury risk assessment and establish objective criteria to assess the risk of re-injury upon returning to play.The Mayo Clinic (Dr. Timothy Hewett) Comparative Effectiveness of Hamstring Muscle Strain Injury Prevention Programs.Hewett and his team at the Mayo Clinic will investigate the effectiveness of hamstring muscle strain injury prevention programs in 1,000 high school basketball athletes. They plan to study how these programs impact flexibility, muscle stiffness, strength and power. They will use an advanced ultrasound imaging technique (shear wave elastography) to measure muscle stiffness and determine if it can be used to predict future hamstring injuries.Research proposals are being accepted here. This CFP will award a total of up to $1.5 million over a three-year period to support research addressing important unanswered questions regarding BSI prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The maximum amount for an individual submission is $300,000 including direct and indirect costs for the entire research period. Smaller, focused and impactful projects requiring less support are strongly encouraged.The deadline to submit BSI research proposals is April 17, 2017.For more information: www.gex.brightidea.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2019 MRI and Computer Modeling Reveals How Wrist Bones Move In a just-published Journal of Biomechanics article, the researchers proved a longtime assumption about individuals’… read more last_img read more

NGINX Hybrid Application Delivery Controller Platform improves API management manages microservices and

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first_img“Technology is front and center in every business strategy, and enterprises of all sizes and in all industries must embrace digital to attract, retain, and enrich customers,” -Gus Robertson, CEO, NGINX At the NGINX Conf 2018, the NGINX team has announced enhancements to its Application Platform that will serve as a common framework across monolithic and microservices based applications. The upgrade comes with 3 new releases; NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Unit, which have been engineered to provide a built-in service mesh for managing microservices and an integrated application programming interface (API) management platform. They also maintain the traditional load balancing capabilities and a web application firewall (WAF). An application delivery controller (ADC) is used to improve the performance of web applications. The ADC acts as a mediator between web and application servers and their clients. It transfers requests and responses between them while enhancing performance using processes like load balancing, caching, compression, and offloading of SSL processing. The main aim of re-architecting NGINX’s platform and launching new updates was to provide a more comprehensive approach to integrating load balancing, service mesh technologies, and API management. This was to be done leveraging the modular architecture of the NGINX controller. Here is a gist of the three new NGINX product releases: #1 NGINX Controller 2.0 This controller is an upgrade on the NGINX Controller 1.0 that was launched in June of 2018. It was introduced with centralized management, monitoring, and analytics for NGINX Plus load balancers. Now, NGINX Controller 2.0 brings advanced NGINX Plus configuration. This includes version control, diffing, reverting and many more features. It also includes an all-newAPI Management Module which manages the NGINX Plus as an API gateway. Besides this, the controller will also include a future Service Mesh Module. #2 NGINX Plus R16 The R16 comes with dynamic clustering. It has a clustered state sharing and key-value stores for global rate limiting and DDoS mitigation. It also comes with load balancing algorithms for Kubernetes and microservices, enhanced UDP for VoIP and VDI, and AWS PrivateLink integration. #3 NGINX Unit 1.4 This unit improves security and language support while providing support for TLS. It also adds JavaScript with Node.js to extend existing Go, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby language support. Enterprises can now use the NGINX Application Platform to function as a Dynamic Application Gateway and a Dynamic Application Infrastructure. NGINX Plus and NGINX are used by popular, high-traffic sites such as Dropbox, Netflix, and Zynga. More than 319 million websites worldwide rely on NGINX Plus and NGINX application delivery platforms. To know more about this announcement, head over to DevOps.com Read Next Kong 1.0 launches: the only open source API platform specifically built for microservices, cloud, and serverless OpenFaaS releases full support for stateless microservices in OpenFaaS 0.9.0 Getting started with F# for .Net Core application development [Tutorial]last_img read more

Incumbent Rousseff leads in first round of Brazil election faces runoff

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first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party, established a convincing lead in the first round of the country’s presidential election Sunday — but it was not enough to elect her outright.With just under 42 percent of the votes, Rousseff will meet Aécio Neves, the candidate from the center-right Brazilian Party for Social Democracy, who rode a growing wave of last-minute support, in a matchup Oct. 26.The late surge by Neves, who won 34 percent of the vote, carried him into the second round past Marina Silva, a “third way” candidate from the Brazilian Socialist Party, who just a few weeks ago was polling even with Rousseff.“It’s because she is a known quantity,” said David Fleischer, professor of political science at the University of Brasília, of Rousseff’s win. “That is the big advantage of any incumbent. And also, an incumbent has a massive political machine at her advantage.”With 99 percent of the vote counted two hours after the polls closed, Rousseff’s first-round victory was solid and Neves would have to win nearly all of Silva’s voters to beat her. Silva finished with just over 21 percent of the total.Voters in Rio on Sunday said they had voted for Rousseff for continuity.“She is more secure. She has more experience,” said shop owner Joaquim da Silva, 56.“I would like to continue the same government, the same management,” said Bruno Gonçalves Ferreira, 30, an engineer. The result is a remarkable feat in what has proved an emotional and volatile campaign.Thanks in no small measure to the patronage of her predecessor, the charismatic and popular former union leader and metalworker Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Rousseff beat José Serra in a second round vote in 2010 to become president.She initially looked like she would walk to re-election when campaigning began earlier this year. But the election was turned on its head when Eduardo Campos, the original Socialist candidate, was killed in a plane crash on Aug. 13 and Silva, his running mate and a former environment minister, took his place.Campos had been polling at 9 percent, according to the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics, IBOPE. His funeral drew 130,000 people to his home town of Recife, in Pernambuco, northeast Brazil, where he had twice been governor. Days later Silva confirmed her candidacy, and rapidly tripled his poll share, putting her equal with Rousseff and ahead in a one-on-one matchup, according to polls.Silva’s party released an ambitious program to reform Brazil’s tax system and cumbersome bureaucracy, promising to spend 10 percent of GDP on education alone. Many Brazilians who wanted an end to Workers Party government saw her as the most viable opposition candidate.“I wanted the Dilma government to end, and Marina was in the front,” said Juliana Ribeiro, 30, a public servant in São Luíz in Maranhão state in northeast Brazil, who voted for Silva on Sunday — and who, like most Brazilians, referred to the candidates by their first names. Presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), Aécio Neves, delivers a press conference next to his wife, Leticia Weber, in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, on Oct. 5, 2014, after general elections. Lincon Zarbietti/AFPRousseff’s approval ratings had plummeted after a million Brazilians took to the streets to protest failing public services, corruption and World Cup spending in June of 2013. But Silva was unable to capitalize on the frustration. Rousseff, with more than five times the television advertising time of Silva under election rules, launched an effective attack on her rival — suggesting in one commercial that Silva’s plans for an autonomous central bank would deliver the country to the bankers. Silva’s campaign floundered.“She suffered a dehydration process because of an enormous and aggressive campaign by the Workers Party,” said José Moisés, a political scientist at the University of São Paulo. “There was an imbalance in the campaign.”Silva, an evangelical Christian, was also unable to capitalize on expectations that she could pick up the so-called “protest vote.” Many were turned off when she amended proposals in her party program on gay marriage and outlawing homophobia a day after it was released. “People perceived that she did not represent what they thought she did,” said Nina Oliveira, 28, a cultural producer in Brasília.Oliveira voted for Luciana Genro, the candidate for the much smaller left-wing Socialism and Freedom Party, who took an aggressively liberal stance in television debates.In the wake of the 2013 protests, Rousseff made promises of political reform to a system that struggles to function because the governing party is dependent on making deals with coalition parties to get anything done. But her government imported thousands of Cuban doctors to make up for a shortfall in the Brazilian health service, thus dealing with some of the criticisms over failings in the country’s health service.Economic growth has sputtered — Brazil entered a “technical recession” after retracting 0.6 percent in the second quarter of this year, and 0.2 percent in the first quarter. The Brazilian financial market preferred the more orthodox liberal proposals offered by Silva and Neves.But as Silva’s campaign weakened, Neves made a last-minute, dramatic surge into second place. “He managed to communicate with a segment of the electorate that wanted changes. This segment did not want to vote for Dilma,” said Moisés.“He presented the best proposals. It was a proposal for change,” said Irene de Sena, 66, a retiree in Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil, who voted for Neves.Over 12 years of Workers Party rule, 36 million Brazilians have left poverty and more than half of the population is now classified as a lower middle class. Brazilians who benefited from social policies such as an income support plan and a housing finance program were reluctant to experiment with Silva’s vision for a different Brazil, as were the country’s many public servants.“Another president won’t do what she is doing,” said civil servant Vanir Paraná, 52 — who voted for Rousseff in Rio on Sunday “for continuity, to finish what she started.”© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Brazil’s presidential election draped in mourning Brazil split ahead of presidential election An oil scandal in Brazil complicates the race for incumbent president on eve of election Brazil’s post-election party is over for Roussefflast_img read more

Shall I compare thee to … a monkey with a plastic banana

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first_imgIf I had to choose, I’d say that the most colorful turns of phrase in the languages I know and love can be found in their comparisons. To the poet, these are an opportunity for beauty — when it comes to that famous summer’s day, “thou art more lovely and more temperate.” However, to the everyday speaker, those who forge language in the trenches, they are an opportunity to be silly, fun and lewd. Hotter than hell, colder than a witch’s teat, happy as a pig in … well, you know how it goes.Spanish is no different and, as usual, I believe that Costa Rica does these particularly well, though the selection that follows includes phrases from both Costa Rica and beyond. Here are a few gems.Más agarrado que una viejita en moto: Cheaper/more miserly than an old lady on a motorcycle. This doesn’t work at all in English because of the dual meaning of “agarrado” — it means hanging on tight to an object, like handlebars, but also hanging on tight to money.Más fresco(a) que una lechuga: fresher than a head of lettuce (famously switched around by Mexican comedian Chesperito in the introduction to El Chapulín Colorado, who is “nobler than a head of lettuce”).Más incómodo que dormir con la suegra: more uncomfortable than sleeping with your mother-in-law. Err, enough said.Más delicado que una cría de chompipes: more delicate/touchy/difficult to handle than turkey hatchlings.Más limpio que el cuello de una monja: “Limpio” means clean but also broke (as in, your pockets are clean), so this is another that doesn’t translate well. More or less, my pockets are cleaner than a nun’s neck.Más ahüevado que un mono con un banano de plástico: We’ve looked before at how tricky ahüevado and similarly eggy expressions are to translate, but it’s somewhere between frustrated, bummed out, annoyed. So, more bummed out than a monkey with a plastic banana.Más metido que un yuyo (or jode más que un yuyo): More persistent, hard to get rid of, annoying than a foot fungus.Más perdido que Adán en el Día de la Madre: More lost than Adam on Mother’s Day.Más largo que orinada de balcón: My husband raised his eyebrows at me when I found this in one of my favorite resources, “Dichos y Refranes de los Ticos” by María Mayela Padilla, and said he couldn’t remember ever hearing it, but I love it just because it’s so ridiculous. Longer than peeing off a balcony.What did I miss? What are your favorites? Let me know. Otherwise I’ll be más aburrida que un chancho en una alforja (more bored than a pig in a bag). Facebook Comments Read previous Maeology columns here.Katherine Stanley Obando is The Tico Times’ arts and entertainment editor. She also is a freelance writer, translator, former teacher and academic director of JumpStart Costa Rica. She lives in San José. Read more from Katherine at “The Dictionary of You,” where she writes about Costa Rican language and culture, and raising a child abroad. “Maeology” is published every other Monday. center_img Related posts:A love letter to Costa Rica’s second language On tweeting and twitteando: Should we resist when languages change? Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you? Brush up your bathroom Spanish: a truly crappy language lessonlast_img read more

TripAdvisor reports unauthorised hacker

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J TripAdvisor has released an online statement advising its members that part of its mailing email list was stolen by an unauthorised hacker.The statement read that the company is investigating details into when the incident occurred, apologised to its reviewers and advised them that while password information was not retrieved, people can expect to receive SPAM mail.“We’re taking this incident very seriously,” the statement read. “We’ve identified the vulnerability, shut it down and are vigorously pursuing the matter with law enforcement.”TripAdvisor added that the company is looking into implementing new security precautions to prevent future incidents.The company warned members that any SPAM received may ask for personal information, credit card details as well as passwords and bank information. last_img read more

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