Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug, enters Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’

first_imgIn this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square.  | Photo Credit: AP Facebook has honoured a Manipuri man for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user.Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer, said that the social media giant awarded $5000 to him and also included him in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame 2019’, for detecting the WhatsApp bug. Mr. Sougaijam’s name is currently at the 16th position in a list of 94 people, in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame’ for this year.  “During a voice call through WhatsApp, the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a video call without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver,” Mr. Sougaijam told PTI. After discovering the bug, Mr. Sougaijam said, he had reported the matter to the Bug Bounty Program of the Facebook, which deals with violation of privacy matters, in March. He said his report was acknowledged by the Facebook Security team the very next day and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.“After reviewing this issue, we have decided to award you a bounty of $5000,” Facebook said in an e-mail sent to Mr. Sougaijam. The man said he found his name in the Facebook ‘ Hall of Fame’ page this month. Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerberg, purchased the messaging service WhatsApp for a staggerring $19 billion in February 2014.last_img read more

Pak Army chief Raheel Sharif warns Nawaz Sharif against use of force but PM defiant

first_imgPakistani protesters help carry their injured colleague to an ambulance during a clashes near prime minister’s home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Photo: APAn earthquake registering six on the Richter Scale rumbled through the northern half of Pakistan on Sunday, fading away into Kashmir to the east and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west. But no-one really noticed, because the republic’s latest tryst with democracy was being teargassed and lathicharged in the heart of Islamabad, the Prime Minister was in a corner, and the Army was looking restive again.Talk of a military coup hung in the air as the Army’s top brass advanced a high-level meeting by a day and met at its Rawalpindi headquarters. The meeting, presided over by Army chief General Raheel Sharif, lasted four hours and delivered a loaded warning to Sharif, saying the situation should be “resolved politically without wasting any time and without recourse to violent means,” ominously adding that the Army “remains committed to playing its part in ensuring security of the state and will never fall short of meeting national aspirations”. Sharif’s office came out a statement of its own, saying that the interior ministry has been “directed to utilise all resources to ensure protection of state institutions without loss of life”, and calling a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday.   Pakistan PM Nawaz SharifThe Army meet came after large-scale violence in Islamabad’s Red Zone that began late on Saturday claimed the lives of three protesters, including a woman, in clashes between security forces and protesters who have besieged the area for 18 days now. The Red Zone houses Pakistan’s Parliament as well as the Presidency, Supreme Court, and Prime Minister’s official residence and has been the site of a massive sit-in protest seeking Sharif’s resignation, and featuring a convergence of supporters of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) leader Tahir-ul-Qadri.Sharif’s political foes weren’t about to quit either. Khan asked all Pakistanis to join him in the protest. “I request all the nation, civil servants, bureaucrats and police to rebel against this illegal government,” he told his supporters, asking officials to “ignore all illegal orders” from the government. “I am prepared to die fighting for the freedom for my people, he said, declaring: “Allah, ya azaadi ya maut (freedom or death).” Echoing Khan’s ultimatum asking Sharif to step down in 24 hours, Qadri said he would “sacrifice” himself.advertisementPakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif. Photo: APSpeaking to Mail Today late on Sunday, Imran Khan made it clear that his party will only resume talks if Sharif resigns. “We will keep on protesting until Nawaz Sharif resigns. I will stand firm even if all of my team and supporters deceive me,” Khan said.Another source told Mail Today that the Army’s quick response force known as ‘Triple One Brigade’ has already reached Islamabad and is in touch with the high command.  This particular brigade has been a key player in previous coups.The rioting began late on Saturday as thousands of Qadri and Khan supporters attempted to storm the prime minister’s residence, and later the Parliament building. The police fired rubber bullets and teargas shells to disperse the violent protesters. Pakistan’s electronic media reported 17 people killed and 500 wounded but doctors confirmed only three dead and 200 injured. “Three people have been killed while more than two hundred were injured,” a spokesperson of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences told Mail Today.As Sunday dawned, the heart of Islamabad looked like a battleground even as sporadic clashes continued. This correspondent witnessed scores of women and children running helter-skelter as policemen fired at will. Many were injured and rushed to hospitals where most were pronounced as critically injured. “They fired teargas shells at us. I witnessed a dozen women falling down after being hit by bullets,” said Ehsanullah, a die-hard supporter of cleric Qadri. Ehsanullah himself received a bullet in leg, and was bleeding profusely.Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses his supporters during an on-going protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Photo: APDefence Minister Khwaja Asif said the police action was in self-defence. “Law enforcement agencies were left with no option other than using force to keep protesters away. Sadly it was the protesters who challenged the government’s writ. The police only retaliated,” Asif told Mail Today. Prime Minister Sharif had rushed to Islamabad by noon from his residence in Raiwind near Lahore and held an hour-long meeting with his Cabinet.Insiders told Mail Today that Prime Minister advised his team, comprising Information Minister Pervez Rashid, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Defence Minister Asif to invite Imran Khan and Qadri for negotiations. “The government has decided to invite Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri to come across the table for talks. We are waiting for their response,” Rashid told Mail Today.advertisementMeanwhile, in another blow to Imran Khan, PTI president Javed Hashmi broke ranks to criticise his leader for urging a forced entry into the prime minister’s residence. Hashmi made it clear that the former Pakistan cricket captain Khan would be responsible if Army conduct another coup. “Imran Khan will be responsible if Army takes over,” Hashmi told reporters at a press conference. Imran Khan reacted with fury, expelling Hashmi immediately.last_img read more

Pinkathon for awareness on breast cancer in Goa on Apr 17

first_imgPanaji, Mar 9 (PTI)Pinkathon, a marathon exclusively for women to create awareness about breast cancer, will be held in Goa on April 17.The 10-km run for breast cancer awareness will be held in association with Miracle Munj and Vasco Sports Club on April 17 at Miramar.”This is an initiative of India Going Pink, a concept initiated by United Sisters Foundation. Goa GoingPink is a model run under Pinkathons umbrella to take the awareness to all the other cities and towns in India to make women adopt healthier lifestyle and have a positive attitude for life,” said MilindSoman,supermodel,fitness enthusiast and the Ironman Triathlon finisher at Zurich, Switzerland.”Everyone as an individual should do whatever it takes to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle to keep diseases at bay. Running, as a fitness medium, addresses most of the top ten ways to help prevent diseases, including breast cancer,” said Soman who is a part of the organisation team.”It not only promotes well-being, but also raises immunity levels and energises a healthy lifestyle to help fight diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart ailments that increasingly threaten the modern day society,” he said.The run aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, its causes and prevention.Breast cancer is one of theleading causesof cancer deaths among women worldwide, in spite of it being one of the curable cancers if detected early, a press release issued by the organisers said. PTI CORR GK DVlast_img read more

Olympic Wrap: Grand welcome for PV Sindhu, Usain Bolt cheats on girlfriend

first_imgSindhu, Gopichand thank Telangana government for grand felicitationRio Olympics Silver medalist PV Sindhu and her coach PullelaGopichand, who landed in Hyderabad, were welcomed by a sea of peoplegathered outside the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.Usain Bolt pictured celebrating 30th birthday with 20-year-old girl in bedUsain Bolt, who has a long-term girlfriend, celebrated his birthday andtriple triple with another woman 10 years younger than him.Wrestler Narsingh Yadav took banned substances knowingly: CASThe Court of Arbitration of Sports rejected Narsingh Yadav’s sabotagetheory and handed him a four-year ban a day ahead of his scheduledOlympic bout in Rio. My setback affected Yogeshwar, Sandeep’s performances in Rio: Narsingh Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was handed a four-year ban a day beforehis scheduled Olympic bout, said the negative mood created in the campbecause of his verdict affected fellow wrestlers. Rio 2016: No water served to India’s thirsty women marathonersThe Indian desk was unmanned during the women’s marathon at the Rio Olympics.last_img read more

Report: Everton 4 West Ham 0

first_imgEverton 4 West Ham 0: Rooney hat-trick seals vital win in front of Allardyce Omnisport Last updated 1 year ago 05:55 11/30/17 Wayne Rooney - cropped Getty Images Wayne Rooney hit a hat-trick to move Everton away from the bottom three with a vital win over West Ham at Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney scored his first Everton hat-trick to seal a crushing 4-0 win over West Ham, with new manager Sam Allardyce a delighted Goodison Park spectator.David Moyes could only watch on aghast as his side were put to the sword by his old club, who have beaten Moyes teams at an aggregate tune of 12-0 since the Scot’s departure for Manchester united in 2013.Rooney was recalled to the side as David Unsworth took charge of the senior side for the final time in his caretaker stint and the former England skipper responded with two goals in the first half, opening the scoring on the rebound from his own penalty after Joe Hart had pulled down Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Everton captain then slotted home his second of the evening just before the half-hour mark, capitalising on some poor defending and sweeping home from inside the box.West Ham improved after the break but Jordan Pickford saved a Manuel Lanzini penalty before Rooney drilled home his third from inside his own half and Ashley Williams headed home a late fourth.Moyes has his work cut out to kick-start the Hammers’ campaign, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal their next three opponents.2272 – Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick tonight came 2272 days since his last (10th September 2011) – the longest gap between two hat-tricks by a player in @premierleague history. Screamer. pic.twitter.com/14u3GGP4GD— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 29, 2017Both teams went into the game in need of a win but it was Everton who struck the first blow, going ahead after 17 minutes.Calvert-Lewin was sent clean through on goal but was brought down by Hart with referee Michael Oliver pointing straight to the spot.Up stepped Rooney and, although a diving Hart managed to parry his kick, the ball rebounded kindly for the striker to head into an unguarded net.Everton then doubled their lead after some poor defending from the visitors which will have frustrated Moyes.Tom Davies was allowed to charge into the danger area unmarked before sending in a cross which managed to get all the way to Rooney, alone in the middle of the box, and he swept past Hart.13 – No player has scored more @premierleague goals versus West Ham than Wayne Rooney (level with Michael Owen). Bubbly. pic.twitter.com/bwAEBnjELG— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 29, 2017Moyes made a change at the break sending on Diafra Sakho for Pedro Obiang and West Ham were initially much-improved and went close to pulling a goal back. Lanzini cut in from the left and stung Pickford’s palms with a decent effort before Aaron Cresswell unleashed a fierce shot which beat the Everton goalkeeper but just clipped the crossbar. West Ham continued to press and with almost an hour gone, were handed a lifeline after Williams chopped down Sakho in the area.Lanzini took the spot-kick and fired low to Pickford’s right but the goalkeeper made a fabulous save to push the ball clear and preserve his side’s two-goal lead.Rooney then made West Ham pay with a brilliant third goal to seal his hat-trick. A clearance from Hart fell to the skipper just inside his own half and he met the ball first time, drilling it over the goalkeeper and in.There was still time for more drama, Williams heading a corner past Hart to seal a fine outing for the Toffees and a much-needed three points. KEY OPTA STATS- Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick tonight came 2272 days since his last (10th September 2011) – the longest gap between two hat-tricks by a player in Premier League history.- Rooney’s hat-trick goal was from 58 yards out – the furthest out that a Premier League goal has been scored since April 4th 2015 (Charlie Adam for Stoke at Chelsea).- Wayne Rooney has now scored 14 Premier League goals against West Ham United; more than any other player.- Wayne Rooney has scored more goals in his 12 Premier League games for Everton this season (7) than he did in his 25 league appearances for Manchester United last season.- Wayne Rooney has now missed nine penalties in the Premier League; only Teddy Sheringham (10) & Alan Shearer (11) have missed more.- This was the first Premier League game to see both sides miss a penalty since October 18th 2014 (Manchester City v Tottenham). read morelast_img read more

Odfjell SE 2018 the Turning Point for Chemical Tankers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Odfjell The chemical tanker market remained challenging in the third quarter of this year, however, it stabilized quarter-on-quarter, according to Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE. “The chemical tanker market remained depressed during the quarter, but we continue to believe that 2018 is the turning point for the chemical tanker markets,” Kristian Mørch, CEO Odfjell SE, said.General demand and COA nominations remained high during the quarter but the spot rates continued to soften slightly due to the continued supply pressure from “swing tonnage” from other tanker segments, mainly product tankers.The global core chemical tanker orderbook stands at 8% of the current fleet. The global deep-sea fleet based on vessels larger than 18,000 dwt grew by 9 vessels in 3Q as 11 vessels were delivered, and 2 vessels were scrapped. Two new orders of 19,000 dwt chemical tankers were concluded during the quarter, the company said.Overall, Odfjell SE  posted a net loss of USD 31 million compared to USD 120 million in the last quarter, which was impacted due to one-off costs related to the sale of the Rotterdam terminal. The loss was widened year-on-year as in Q3, Odfjell booked a net loss of USD 10.5 million. EBITDA of USD 27 mill from Odfjell Tankers EBITDA of USD 4 mill from Odfjell Terminals  “Adjusting for the Rotterdam terminal, our terminal division delivered stable results. We have positioned ourselves well for the future, both within tankers and terminals, with one of the most energy efficient fleets in the world,” Mørch added.During the quarter the company took delivery of the first vessel from Sinochem on a bareboat contract. The remaining three vessels from Sinochem will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2018.The company said that another four vessels owned by Sinochem will enter into the pool operated by Odfjell, where Odfjell will receive a management fee plus profit splits.In October, Odfjell took delivery of one newbuilding Bow Precision on long-term TC from Shin-Kurushima shipyard and does not have any further newbuilding deliveries in 2018.The company’s tank terminal business delivered an EBITDA of USD 3.9 mill in the third quarter of 2018 versus USD 8.9 mill in the previous quarter.“The decrease was impacted by the fuel oil spill in the Rotterdam harbor, interrupting storage and distillation business due to the closure of the port. The sale of the Rotterdam terminal also led to fewer days of income contribution for the terminal. The result was also impacted by higher G&A related to the restructuring of the Odfjell Terminals organization,” the company said, adding that it expects Odfjell Terminals results to improve in the final quarter of the year.last_img read more

First Nations police officers honoured for bravery

first_imgAPTN National NewsEvery year, the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association holds their annual bravery awards dinner.APTN National News reporter Josh Grummett was the ceremony this year and has this story.last_img

Moroccos Security Forces Work Toward Better PoliceCitizen Communication

Rabat- DGSN’s open days, themed “National Security, Citizen Police,” have opened the door for better communication between the Moroccan police and public.The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) event at Bab Jdid square in Marrakech started on September 26 and is continuing until Sunday, September 30. The event has welcomed both tourists and citizens in the ocher city. So far, the open days have succeeded in bringing the public and police together for DGSN to become open to its social circle, inform the public of the missions of the various security units and corps, and show their advanced equipment.From how the police detect fake passports to how they deduce causes of death in crime scenes, DGSN members have explained their work to the public in live action.DGSN has conducted 56 simulation exercises, involving the cavalry, police dogs, biker brigades, a musical troop, the infantry brigade, and rapid reaction forces, in addition to parades and educational tours around the region for the benefit of school children.Entertainment programs and 29 stands have also been set up during the open days to teach the public about the police force and scientific support.At the opening of the event, the DGSN police commissioner in the Marrakech-Safi region said that the event mirrors a progressive change in the directorate’s strategy, moving from its first open days in Casablanca in 2017 to a culture of open doors to more communication on security action.The event has set its sights on completing 10 conferences to answer the public’s questions  on various security-related issues and the national strategy to combat terrorism and cybercrime, including more informative sessions, such as how DGSN conducts DNA analysis.Many attendees have given positive feedback about the event, both online and in interviews with Moroccan television channels. They expressed excitement and eagerness to learn about DGSN’s next displays.“I came to this event to discover the missions of the directorate, so that I and all youth can become active citizens in terms of security. The citizen should also collaborate with [DGSN] for the sake of national security,” one bystander commented in an interview with Moroccan channel 2M. Attendees can get information about the event’s programs from brochures and posters on site or the mobile application “JPO Police.”DGSN organized its first open days on September 14-16, 2017, in Casablanca’s International Fair under the theme, “National Security: Commitment and Loyalty.”Around 80,000 visitors, Moroccans and foreigners alike attended the first event.Hamid Bdri, police chief of Anfa district in Casablanca, said the first event in 2017 said came as a response to “those claiming that there is a gap between citizens and police.”“What is published in the media or what is said on social media gives the impression that there is a gap … We should lift all the hurdles that prevents citizens getting access to security services because those services are now a constitutional right,” he stated. read more

Durham cop sends hateful tweet

Ontario’s Ombudsman, Andre Marin, is speaking out after a member of the Durham police force sent a hateful tweet to him under a fake name.“These are pretty serious allegations. To hide behind an anonymous account to propagate hate tweets, it’s just not right.”He identified the officer as Detective Dennis Scott. The tweet calls Marin a quote “carded member of Al Qaida” and was sent under the handle joey mayo 12. The account has since been deleted. Marin has notified the Durham police of the tweet but says he doesn’t know what he’ll do next.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Annan hails meeting of new Côte dIvoire Government

In a message delivered by his Special Representative, Albert Tévoedjré, Mr. Annan expressed his “profound satisfaction” on the occasion of the Cabinet meeting in Yamoussoukro. Though Ivoirian ministers have met twice previously, today’s gathering in the capital marks the first time that all the parties have taken part in discussions aimed at ending a six-month civil war.The Secretary-General also stressed that he and the entire UN system are “committed to support the efforts to rebuild Côte d’Ivoire as a peaceful country and an economic engine of the sub-region.”A new report by the Secretary-General released yesterday proposes the creation of a new UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire, and includes other recommendations outlining possible ways the UN can help smooth progress towards implementation of a crucial power-sharing peace accord. read more

Telus reports strong performance in wireless growth but Q2 profit down

Telus reports strong performance in wireless growth, but Q2 profit down VANCOUVER – Telus Corp. (TSX:T) is reporting strong performance in its key wireless division during the second quarter, including customer additions and higher average revenue per user.Wireless revenue was $1.85 billion, which included a 7.2 per cent increase in network revenue supported by the addition of 99,000 contract subscribers during the quarter.In the wireline division, which includes high-speed Internet and television services, revenue was up 2.5 per cent at nearly $1.5 billion.Overall revenue for the Vancouver-based telecommunications company was up 3.9 per cent to $3.27 billion, after eliminating internal revenue.Net income was down 7.2 per cent at $386 million, including $379 million or 64 cents per share attributable to common shareholders, due to lower operating income, higher financing costs and unusual items.Adjusted profit fell 2.7 per cent to $404 million, or 68 cents per share, after excluding items such as a 2016 gain from the sale of spectrum licences during the comparable period last year. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 11, 2017 5:55 am MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2017 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

DR Congo mass rape verdict fails to deliver justice to victims says

In the mass rape trial, which concluded on 5 May, the Operational Military Court in North Kivu condemned 26 members of the DRC armed forces (FARDC), including two for rape, one for murder and most of the rest on more minor charges such as looting and disobedience. Fourteen officers were acquitted.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, took note of the conclusion of the trial and expressed her disappointment at the verdict. “The Special Representative regrets that the verdict does not reflect the magnitude of the crimes of sexual violence that were committed and fails to do justice to all victims who had the courage to bring this case to court,” said a statement issued by Ms. Bangura’s office. Ms. Bangura saluted the bravery of the survivors and urged DRC authorities to pay reparations and take immediate measures “to protect survivors, witnesses, and the legal counsel who worked tirelessly to seek justice for the hundreds of survivors, as well as for human rights defenders who advocated for accountability.”A UN report on the incident detailed harrowing victim testimony and eyewitness accounts of mass rape and other gross violations of human rights perpetrated by the FARDC between 15 November and 2 December 2012 as the soldiers retreated after clashing with M23 rebel forces in North Kivu province.Earlier this week, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed its disappointment at the ruling, saying that it fell short of the expectations of the numerous victims and confirmed the shortcoming of the country’s justice system. read more

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchells MEP seat

first_imgSENATOR JILLIAN VAN Turnhout is in discussions with Fine Gael over the possibility of joining the party to run in the European elections next year and fill the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell.TheJournal.ie understands that preliminary discussions have taken place over the possibility that the former head of the Children’s Rights Alliance, who was appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2011, would join the party and run for the Dublin seat next year.Mitchell announced that he would not be contesting the next European elections earlier this month and a number of party members including two senators, a TD and Dublin’s Lord Mayor have emerged as possible successors.However, van Turnhout is also positioning herself as a possible candidate. It is understood that discussions over the matter will not be advanced until after the Meath East by-election which takes place next Wednesday.Van Turnhout did not wish to comment when contacted by TheJournal.ie this week.A spokesperson for Fine Gael said that “no decisions have been made” in relation to the elections next year, adding: “Senator van Turnhout is a fine parliamentarian, but remains an Independent to the best of my understanding.”Van Turnhout has previously been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), a consultative body of the EU which represents employers’ organisations, trade unions and other interest groups at a European level.During her time on the EESC she was on the steering group of the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child and she would be seen as a key advocate for children’s rights at a European level if selected and elected to the European Parliament next year.Her Seanad colleagues, Fine Gael’s Catherine Noone and Eamonn Coghlan, are also said to be in the running for Mitchell’s seat with rebel Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews and Dublin’s Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí also in contention.As a result of Croatia’s accession to the EU, the number of MEPs representing Ireland in the European Parliament will be reduced from 12 to 11 next year requiring a redrawing of Ireland’s European constituency boundaries.It is not yet clear what effect this will have on Mitchell’s Dublin constituency as it is currently constituted.Explainer: How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?Read: Senators, rebel TD and Dublin Mayor in running for Mitchell’s MEP seatlast_img read more

Android handheld comes with 9 emulators looks like Wii U GamePad

first_imgAnother day, another Android gaming console/handheld. This time though, rather than a unit that is intended to only run Android games, the unfortunately named JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2 not only plays Android games, but comes with nine pre-installed emulators as well.First, the Gamepad2 comes stock with Jelly Bean 4.1.1, sporting a 7-inch 5-point capacitive display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, a Mali-400 MP2 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, a front-facing camera, a USB port, an HDMI output that can display up to 1080p, two speakers, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and pretty much the same buttons and layout of the Wii U GamePad. The Gamepad2 also sports wireless, 3G, and Ethernet connectivity.Though manufacturer JinXing Digital notes that the Gamepad2 can play over 100,000 Android games, the real gem is that it comes pre-installed with nine emulators, including the original PlayStation, Neo Geo, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Famicon, Super Famicon, Sega Mega Drive, and the Capcom Play System 1 and 2, which are arcade boards that used cartridges.The Gamepad2 also comes with the Superuser app, which allows the unit to be rooted.If this sounds like something you want to eventually prominently display alongside your Ouya and GameStick, you can snag one for $165.99, or you can include a 32GB microSD card for $186.99. Online retailer Willgoo offers free shipping on either items.last_img read more

Liverpool meet Napoli again while Man City face Shakhtar as Champions League

first_img Short URL Share7 Tweet Email Follow us: the42.ie 53,508 Views Aug 29th 2019, 6:04 PM 75 Comments Jurgen Klopp’s side were victorious in Madrid back in May. Image: DPA/PA Images Group ELiverpoolNapoliFC SalzburgKRC GenkGroup FFC BarcelonaBorussia DortmundInter MilanSlavia PragueGroup GZenit St PetersburgBenficaLyonRB LeipzigGroup HChelseaAjaxValenciaLilleThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Image: DPA/PA Imagescenter_img Jurgen Klopp’s side were victorious in Madrid back in May. https://the42.ie/4787345 By Aaron Gallagher Thursday 29 Aug 2019, 6:04 PM LIVERPOOL WILL FACE Napoli again in the group stages of the Champions League this season as they attempt to defend their European crown.The Reds were drawn into Group E alongside the Italians, FC Salzburg and KRC Genk. Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn into Group C with Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta.A potential Group of Death saw Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan drawn into Group F alongside Slavia Prague.Jurgen Klopp’s men were victorious in this competition last season, beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano as the Merseysiders secured the European Cup for a sixth time.Spurs were drawn into Group B with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade, while London rivals Chelsea will meet Ajax, Valencia and Lille in Group H.This season’s Champions League final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on 30 May 2020. The opening group stage games take place on 17 and 18 September.✨ 2018/19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year ✨🏆 𝐕𝐀𝐍 𝐃𝐈𝐉𝐊#UEFAawards | #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/B6PurZkmK7— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019 Thursday’s draw saw Eric Cantona recognised with the Uefa President’s Award. Alisson Becker was named Goalkeeper of the Season, while Virgil van Dijk collected Defender of the Season.Rising Dutch star Frenkie de Jong was named Midfielder of the Season for his exploits with Ajax last season, with his new Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi named Forward of the Season.Lucy Bronze was named Uefa Women’s Player of the Year after helping Lyon defend their Champions League title, becoming the first English winner of the award, while Van Dijk beat Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be named Uefa Men’s Player of the Year.2019/20 Champions League Group Stage Draw:Group APSGReal MadridClub BruggeGalatasarayGroup BBayern MunichTottenhamOlympiacosRed Star BelgradeGroup CManchester CityShakhtar DonetskDinamo ZagrebAtalantaGroup DJuventusAtletico MadridBayer LeverkusenLokomotiv Moscow Liverpool meet Napoli again while Man City face Shakhtar as Champions League draw takes place This season’s Champions League draw took place in Monaco this evening. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Raising awareness for mens health

first_imgJim Demos joins the Australian men growing a moustache for November and urges the Greek community to donate for a good cause.“My motivation is that with getting older, the focus on good health becomes even more apparent than ever,” he says.“Hoping that whatever I raise is able to be put to great use in the raising of awareness for prostate cancer and male mental health.” he said.Jim is growing a moustache as part of Movember, which aims to promote funds and awareness for men’s health issues – namely prostate cancer and depression.After 14 days of growth, he has raised a tide of $800. Even though he’s started to “feel a bit of 70s creepy” he is happy to be amongst Melbourne’s moustached crusaders.To donate to Jim’s Movember campaign, go to https://au.movember.com/mospace/3656781 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Infections nosocomiales bientôt un vaccin contre les infections au Clostridium

first_imgInfections nosocomiales : bientôt un vaccin contre les infections au Clostridium ?Aujourd’hui, le groupe pharmaceutique Sanofi a annoncé le lancement d’une étude de phase III de son vaccin contre la bactérie Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) responsable d’infections nosocomiales.Aujourd’hui débute le programme de phase III, baptisé Cdiffense du groupe pharmaceutique Sanofi. La division vaccins du laboratoire a en effet commencé à recruter 15.000 volontaires de plus de 50 ans pour procéder à des essais cliniques avant une mise sur le marché de son vaccin contre la bactérie Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) qui est responsable d’infections nosocomiales (notamment intestinales et mortelles chez environ 10% des personnes infectées). À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Le risque de contracter le C. difficile augmente avec l’âge, les traitements antibiotiques et la durée des séjours à l’hôpital ou dans les maisons de soins, où le nombre de cas peut provoquer des épidémies”, souligne Sanofi. Le vaccin en cours d’élaboration est donc “conçu pour aider à protéger les individus à risque”. Une prévention d’autant plus importante que des souches résistantes ont commencé à faire leur apparition.Comme le souligne le Dr John Shiver, senior vice-président pour la Recherche et le Développement, “avec l’apparition de souches de C. difficile plus difficiles à contrôler au cours des dernières années, les infections sont devenues plus fréquentes, plus graves et plus compliquées à traiter, ce qui soulève des inquiétudes concernant les méthodes de contrôle et de prévention de la transmission”.Les essais cliniques se dérouleront sur 200 sites répartis dans 17 pays et visent à “évaluer l’innocuité, l’immunogénicité et l’efficacité” du vaccin, indique le groupe pharmaceutique.Le 5 août 2013 à 14:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

San Diegans to dial 10 digits for all calls starting today

first_img KUSI Newsroom, May 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diegans have to dial 10 digits for all calls — even local ones — starting Saturday.Callers with area codes 619 and 858 will have to enter the area code for all calls. Landline callers will have to dial one first, then the area code and phone number.The change is the result of an overlay of the two area codes approved by the California Public Utilities Commission last year.The 619 area code had been expected to run out of prefixes next year, while the 858 area code was forecast to have about 30 years’ worth of prefixes left, according to the Utilities Commission.As a result, state regulators in April 2017 approved a proposal to remove the boundary between the two area codes.The former area code until Saturday covered the southern half of San Diego County, while the latter covered the northern part of San Diego and some North County cities, including Poway and Del Mar.Existing phones will keep their current numbers, but future phone customers in the newly combined 619/858 zone could be assigned numbers from either area code, regardless of where they live.It’s not the first such arrangement in the region. In 2009, the 442 area code was created as an overlay with 760, which spans from North County to the Imperial and Coachella valleys, as well as much of the Mojave Desert. San Diegans to dial 10 digits for all calls starting today KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 19, 2018last_img read more

Case filed for burning girl to death one accused arrested

first_imgA case was filed for burning a 12-year-old schoolgirl to death over the mobile set theft in Narsingdi, implicating her aunt Beauty Begum as the prime accused on Saturday night, reports UNB.Abdus Sattar, father of victim Aziza Begum, filed the case with Shibpur police station, mentioning names of four accused.After that police arrested Tamuja Begum, 55, wife of Firoj Mia, one of the accused in the case.Prime accused Beauty Begum is yet to be arrested as she went into hiding after the incident, said sub-inspector Rafikul Islam, also investigating officer of the case.The police official also hoped that the prime accused will be netted as fast as possible.Earlier, Aziza, a class-V student, who was allegedly set on fire by her aunt for ‘stealing a mobile phone set’ at Khainput village in Shibpur upazila on Friday night died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Saturday.Rehena Begum, mother of the victim, alleged that her sister-in-law, wife of Saudi expatriate Abdus Salam, the younger bother of Abdus Sattar, beat up Aziza accusing her of stealing a mobile phone set and threatened her to burn alive around 4:00pm on Friday.Later, Aziza went missing. Hearing her groaning, neighbours and family members rushed to the spot and rescued her with sever burn injuries from beside her uncle’s house around 9:00pm.last_img read more

What Is AI and Will It Take Over Your ServiceBased Business Job

first_img How Success Happens 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 14, 2019 Most factories make use of machines in the production process and, as a result, lots of people have been put out of work. But are service-based businesses about to face a similar fate? Will you be replaced by a robot one day?That particular question has likely brought chills down many people’s spines, but could this really be the reality we’re facing? Imagine all the different kinds of service-based jobs poised to crumble because some app or robot can do the work faster than a human would.Let’s say you normally hire tutors to help your children with their homework, perhaps from a service-based business that has a good track record and high success rates among users. All of that could change in a flash with AI —  in fact, that is one of the reasons why some people are scared of AI in spite of how fascinating it is.Related: Why Businesses Keep Failing to Make the Most of AIHow would you feel if your child asked help from Alexa for their homework? The virtual assistant is fast becoming a staple among homes; you surely can’t stop your child’s urge from asking, “What’s 5 minus 3?” can you?These days all the child has to do is take a picture of their math homework, and an app can instantly tell whether the answer is right or wrong. AI also allows apps to recommend courses to users based on their level of progress in those subjects, and, if that’s not enough, it also knows what kind of questions teachers give out as assignments.What is AI?Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science developed with the objective of creating intelligent machines that can mimic human behavior and the ability to make decisions. In essence, these programs are able to study our behavior and make decisions as if we’re the one making them but, of course, a lot faster.Related: 5 Future Jobs You’ve Never Heard of But That Your Kids Will Flock toSince AI “learns” our behavior, it’s not limited by the programmer’s code. So, in a sense, it’s able to grow in knowledge on its own as we keep using it.Will AI take over service-based business jobs?There have been a series of debates on whether AI will take over jobs or not. A study by Boston Consulting Group predicted that by 2025, a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software or robots. Kai Fu Lee, a renowned AI expert and venture capitalist, believes that 40 percent of the jobs in the world will be replaced by robots.Without a doubt, AI is gradually infiltrating and disrupting different industries, including healthcare and banking. But you mustn’t forget that machines have their limitations. Although technology has advanced to the point that software mimic humans, they can never totally take our place. In fact, AI will help create more jobs than it seeks to eliminate. You may need to acquire new skills, but it doesn’t mean that you’ll be replaced.Related: 4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the Future for Businesses Big and SmallSo, in essence, even if you use AI to help your child with their homework, it will not entirely take away the jobs of tutors who will teach kids. There will still be a need for tutors to dictate what standard is expected of students — and maybe even tutors would delve into developing AI that will help tutor kids.It’s all in how you choose to handle the technological changes that come your way. Outrightly rejecting or fearing technology won’t secure your job, but if you could develop your skills and knowledge to go along with the change in technology, then there is no way you’d be out of work. The beauty of service-based businesses is their ability to easily pivot and evolve. This kind of flexibility will work in your favor with the advancement of AI. AI is artificial; it’s not naturally intelligent yet.The final verdictAI is a bittersweet topic. On one hand, it’s one of the best innovations the world has ever seen. And on the other, it could be what brings to an end a lot of businesses because it’s smarter, faster and more efficient. However, saying AI will take away most people’s jobs is an exaggeration. It will surely change the way you do business, but it will not take away all jobs. So, there’s really no need to panic.Related: Robots Are Stealing Our JobsAll you need to do is grow and adjust to the new technology instead of fighting it. You’ll only have cause to fear when you don’t evolve with the technology. Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more