THE WISDOM OF SADHVI

first_imgSadhviji was raised in an American family in Hollywood, California, and graduated from Stanford University. She was completing her PhD when she left USA in 1996 to live at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India. She has been living there for 23 years now, engaged in spiritual practice and service.She was officially initiated into the order of Sanyas (monastic renunciation) in 2000, by His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswati, one of the most revered spiritual leaders in India and the President of Parmarth Niketan. Also Read – Torpedoing BengalAt Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, where she lives for most of the year, she gives daily spiritual discourses and satsang, teaches meditation, provides counselling and oversees myriad charitable and humanitarian projects and activities. Sadhviji serves as: Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organisation dedicated to clean water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH); President of Divine Shakti Foundation, which runs free schools, vocational training programs and empowerment programs; and Director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth, which has been covered by Time magazine, CNN, New York Times and other prestigious publications. Also Read – Educational model of coexistenceHer talks blend the knowledge and logic of the West with the insights, spirituality and wisdom of the East; and, she is duly renowned as a spiritual bridge between the two cultures. Her TEDx talk on her journey from “Hollywood to the Holy Woods” has been watched by over 1,60,000 viewers. She has spoken at several United Nations events, including with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of UN, and at many high-level international conferences and summits. Sadhviji has received numerous national and international awards and recognition for her work with water, sanitation and hygiene as well as women’s upliftment and empowerment, including from the Cabinet Minister of Water Resources, Government of India as well as from the Ambassador of the United States to India. Sadhviji also serves on the United Nations Faith Advisory Council on Religion as Vice Chair; the Steering Committee for Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), an international body comprising the governments of 12 countries (including United States, UK, and Germany), the United Nations, the World Bank, the African Union, and the world’s renowned faith based organisations; and the Steering Committee for the World Bank-United Nations campaign with international faith based organisations in the “Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty.”Sadhviji was the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism. In addition, she contributes regularly to Huffington Post, Dainik Jagran, Speaking Tree/Times of India, Thrive Global and other renowned publications.She is also the author of From Illness to Wellness: Health, Wholeness and Holiness and Mother Ganga: The Holy River, brought out by Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi.last_img read more

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HaitianCanadian MP headed to Miami to try to address wouldbe asylum seekers

first_imgOTTAWA – Haitian-Canadian MP Emmanuel Dubourg will travel to Miami on Wednesday to try and counter misinformation which has driven thousands of Haitian asylum seekers to Canada in recent months.His trip comes as both the prime minister and Liberal cabinet ministers have sought in recent days to more forcefully address the major spike in illegal border crossings this summer, which has strained public resources and tested traditionally widespread support for Canada’s immigration system.Dubourg, a Liberal MP for a Montreal-area riding, was appointed last week to a newly established federal-provincial task force focusing on how to handle upwards of 7,000 people who’ve been stopped illegally crossing into Canada since June, the vast majority intent on seeking asylum.In the last two months, many have been Haitian and Dubourg sees himself cast in the role of ambassador. He’s already used his extensive connections with the Haitian diaspora and fluency in Creole for outreach there, he said.The next step is to take it on the road.“We have to go to the source,” Dubourg said Monday.So he’s going to Florida, to do Creole-language interviews and meet community leaders among Miami’s Haitian diaspora. Not all those coming to Canada are from there, Dubourg said, but the city has over 200,000 Haitians and a slew of influential media outlets.What’s behind the surge in Haitian asylum seekers in Canada is an upcoming change in U.S. immigration policy that will see deportations to Haiti resume after a lengthy pause.When the Trump administration signalled the change in May, information began circulating on social media and other channels suggesting Haitians in the U.S. try to enter Canada, where they’d receive a warm and easy welcome.The cold truth of Canadian policy, however, is that only about 50 per cent of Haitians who file for asylum in Canada receive it and the Canadian government has resumed deportations to that country.“It’s important to tell them that before they sell their things, before they take any kind of decision (to come),” Dubourg said.“They have to know full well what can happen.”The startling spike in arrivals and how the government is handling them has prompted anti-immigration groups to start mobilizing across the country. A protest — and counter-protest — were held in Quebec City over the weekend and other rallies are being scheduled in Canada in the coming weeks amidst criticism being levied against the Liberal government that they are losing control of the border.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered some of his strongest remarks on the subject in response to the weekend’s events, when he said “entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. There are rigorous immigration and customs rules that will be followed. Make no mistake.”Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale also travelled to the crossing point in Quebec on Monday to hammer home the point.“What I want to emphasize…is a very clear message about Canadian law and procedure that needs to be repeated loud and clear in all circumstances: trying to cross the border in an irregular fashion is not a free ticket to Canada,” Goodale said.Hussen noted that the number of asylum seekers has fallen in recent days to about 140 a day from 250 last week.But the surge of arrivals has strained the resources of both those departments. Asylum seekers are being held in temporary camps on the border while screening is completed and others are being bused as far away as Cornwall, Ont., for temporary housing.Dubourg came to Canada from Haiti in 1974, joining his other six siblings, part of a wave of Haitians who moved to Quebec as part of a special program set up by the Quebec government at the time to help those fleeing violence and instability under dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.He was first elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 2013, and prior to that, served as a member of Quebec’s national assembly, where he helped Haitians seeking settlement in Canada after the 2010 earthquake.last_img read more

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TigerCats injuries healing

There are a number of things the Ticats would like to change in what has been a season of change for the franchise.One thing that stands out is the ever-changing lineup; roster moves necessitated by injuries. Natalie Marconi reported on the injury woes Monday. Now, she tells us about one player who’s returning to the lineup.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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South Korea Initial investigation shows Chinese address source of cyberattack at 1

South Korea: Initial investigation shows Chinese address source of cyberattack at 1 company SEOUL, South Korea – A Chinese Internet address was the source of a cyberattack on one company hit in a massive network shutdown that affected 32,000 computers at six banks and media companies in South Korea, initial findings indicated Thursday.It’s too early to assign blame — Internet addresses can easily be manipulated and the investigation could take weeks — but suspicion for Wednesday’s shutdown quickly fell on North Korea, which has threatened Seoul and Washington with attack in recent days because of anger over U.N. sanctions imposed for its Feb. 12 nuclear test.South Korean regulators said they believe the attacks came from a “single organization,” but they’ve still not finished investigating what happened at the other companies.Experts say hackers often attack via computers in other countries to hide their identities. South Korea has previously accused North Korean hackers of using Chinese addresses to infect their networks.“We do know that North Korea does route attacks through Chinese servers because that’s the only way they can communicate with South Korea,” Timothy Junio, a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, said. “It’s not surprising there’s a Chinese IP address involved.”Seoul believes North Korea runs an Internet warfare unit aimed at hacking U.S. and South Korean government and military networks to gather information and disrupt service.The attack Wednesday caused computer networks at major banks and top TV broadcasters to crash simultaneously. It paralyzed bank machines across the country and raised fears that this heavily Internet-dependent society was vulnerable. On Thursday, only one of the attacked banks, Shinhan, was fully online, officials said.A Chinese address created the malicious code in the server of Nonghyup bank, according to an initial analysis by the state-run Korea Communications Commission, South Korea’s telecom regulator.KCC spokesman Cho Kyeong-sik said investigators are analyzing the log-in records and the malicious code collected from the infected servers and computers. It could take at least four to five days for the infected computers to recover fully, he said. Experts say the entire investigation could take weeks.South Korean regulators have also distributed vaccine software to government offices, banks, hospitals and other institutions to prevent more outages.In an indication of the high tension on the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported that North Korea sounded air-raid warnings in radio broadcasts Thursday morning as part of military drills.The network paralysis took place just days after North Korea accused South Korea and the U.S. of staging a cyberattack that shut down its websites for two days last week. Loxley Pacific, the Thailand-based Internet service provider, confirmed the North Korean outage but did not say what caused it. South Korea denied the allegation.The attack may have also extended to the United States. Greg Scarlatoiu, executive director of the U.S.-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, said he discovered early Wednesday that their website had been hacked. They have yet to establish who was behind it but strongly suspect it came from North Korea.Several of the committee’s publications, including lengthy reports with satellite imagery of North Korean prison camps, had been removed, along with biographies of their staff and board, and their policy recommendations to the Obama administration.The South Korean shutdown did not affect government agencies or sensitive targets such as power plants or transportation systems, and there were no immediate reports that bank customers’ records were compromised, but the disruption froze part of the country’s commerce.Some customers were unable to use the debit or credit cards that many rely on more than cash. At one Starbucks in downtown Seoul, customers were asked to pay for their coffee in cash, and lines formed outside disabled bank machines.Broadcasters KBS and MBC still didn’t have full computer use on Thursday, but the shutdown did not affect TV broadcasts.The YTN cable news channel also said the company’s internal computer network was paralyzed. Footage showed workers staring at blank computer screens.KBS employees said they watched helplessly as files stored on their computers began disappearing.Last year, North Korea threatened to attack several news companies, including KBC and MBC, over their reports critical of children’s’ festivals in the North.“If it plays out that this was a state-sponsored attack, that’s pretty bald faced and definitely an escalation in the tensions between the two countries,” said James Barnett, former chief of public safety and homeland security for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.An ominous question is what other businesses, in South Korea or elsewhere, may also be in the sights of the attacker, said Barnett, who heads the cybersecurity practice at Washington law firm Venable.“This needs to be a wake-up call,” he said. “This can happen anywhere.”An official at the South’s Korea Communications Commission said investigators speculate that malicious code was spread from company servers that send automatic updates of security software and virus patches.The shutdown raised worries about the overall vulnerability to attacks in South Korea, a world leader in broadband and mobile Internet access. Previous hacking attacks at private companies compromised millions of people’s personal data. Past malware attacks also disabled access to government agency websites and destroyed files in personal computers.Seoul blames North Korean hackers for several cyberattacks in recent years. Pyongyang has either denied or ignored those charges. Hackers operating from IP addresses in China have also been blamed.In 2011, computer security software maker McAfee Inc. said North Korea or its sympathizers likely were responsible for a cyberattack against South Korean government and banking websites earlier that year. The analysis also said North Korea appeared to be linked to a massive computer-based attack in 2009 that brought down U.S. government Internet sites. Pyongyang denied involvement.“North Korea has almost certainly done similar attacks before,” Junio said. “Part of why this wasn’t more consequential is probably because South Korea took the first major incident seriously and deployed a bunch of organizational and technical innovations to reduce response time during future North Korea attacks.”South Korea has created a National Cybersecurity Center, a national monitoring sector and a Cyber Command modeled after the U.S. Cyber Command. Junio said South Korea’s major antivirus firms also play a large role in stopping hacking attacks.The shutdown comes amid rising rhetoric and threats of attack from Pyongyang over U.N. sanctions imposed for its December long-range rocket launch and February nuclear test. Washington also expanded sanctions against North Korea this month in a bid to cripple the government’s ability to develop its nuclear program.North Korea has threatened revenge for the sanctions and for ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills, which the allies describe as routine but which Pyongyang says are rehearsals for invasion.Last week, North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea warned South Korea’s “reptile media” that the North was prepared to conduct a “sophisticated strike” on Seoul.Lim Jong-in, dean of Korea University’s Graduate School of Information Security, said North Korea was probably responsible for Wednesday’s attack.“Hackers attack media companies usually because of a political desire to cause confusion in society,” he said. “Political attacks on South Korea come from North Koreans.”___Associated Press writers Foster Klug, Youkyung Lee and Hyung-jin Kim in Seoul, Matthew Pennington and Ed Donahue in Washington and Martha Mendoza in San Jose, California, contributed to this report. 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Heatwave What are your rights as an employee during hot weather

The regulations place a legal obligation on employers to provide a “reasonable” temperature in the workplace…. Rules around temperatures in the indoor workplace are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.  When Britain swelters in soaring temperatures, it is not everyone’s idea of bliss. What does the law say on employees’ rights in hot weather? Here’s everything you need to know about your rights, as Britain gears up for 36C on Friday – the hottest ever July day on record. While those lucky enough to be on holiday during the heatwave can enjoy the weather in their gardens – or from air-conditioned comfort – what about those who have to work when the mercury rises? 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. read more

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Logistics of youth guarantee scheme come before funding says Taoiseach

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has dismissed reports that a lack of funding could hamper the implementation of the ‘youth guarantee’ scheme, saying that knowing who becomes unemployed, and when, comes first.The Irish Times reports this morning that there is growing doubt over the scheme and whether the government will be able to offer employment to young adults within four mounts of them becoming unemployed.Speaking to reporters ahead of this morning’s Cabinet meeting, the Taoiseach said that SOLAS will be able to provide the logistics to quickly offer the necessary employment opportunities.Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, also speaking at Government Buildings, said that the scheme will be implemented, and that the funding has been front-loaded to 2014 to address the problem of youth unemployment sooner than later.The Taoiseach will travel  to Paris later today to attend a conference on youth unemployment in Europe. He said the challenges he believes needs to be addressed is if “any country in the position to actually make an offer to a young person under 25 who becomes unemployed within four to six mounts, and if so if is a meaning offer a internship, apprenticeship or job”.Videos: Nicky Ryan at Government BuildingsRead: Enda Kenny in Paris to discuss youth unemployment >Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment >last_img read more

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ATT charging 2amonth minimum use fee for not using enough long distance

first_imgHow many times have you received a bill from your phone provider, torn it open, looked at the total, and gone online to pay it without even really reading the thing? If the amount is the same as it is every month, you really have no reason to scour the bill for any new bit of information. AT&T landline customers who merely glanced at their April and May phone bills may have missed something important.The company has added a new $2-a-month “minimum use” fee for landline users who don’t have a long-distance calling plan. So, customers who don’t make long-distance calls very often will be paying $2 extra a month for, well, nothing.Most of us have gotten rid of our landlines completely and just use our cellphones instead. When we have to make a long-distance call, we make it on our cellpones or a VoIP service like Skype that usually doesn’t charge much, if anything, for a long-distance call.Clearly, AT&T has caught on to the fact that its customers are seeking alternative methods for long-distance calling and has decided to charge $2 a month for its landline customers who don’t have a long-distance plan.The only way to avoid this extra monthly fee is to actually make $2 worth of long-distance calls a month, which means, you’re still paying 2 bucks, but at least you’re getting something out of it. The other two alternatives include telling AT&T that you want to cut off access to long-distance direct-dial service, which will cost you a one-time fee of $9; or pay for a long-distance plan through AT&T or a rival provider. So, there’s pretty much no way to get out of paying at least $9 extra to avoid the monthly fee.Holly Hollingsworth, a spokesperson for AT&T, said in an interview that the new fee covers the company’s costs to provide customers with basic long-distance service, including account maintenance, even if no calls are made.If you want to switch to a long-distance plan or get rid of your long-distance direct-dial access, you can do so by the end of August without having to pay the $9 fee.If you’re an AT&T landline customer, will this nickel-and-diming be the last straw for you? True, it’s only $2 a month, but it’s the principle of the matter.via Cleveland Plain Dealerlast_img read more

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Le cerveau un organe que lhomme passe 15 ans à construire

first_imgLe cerveau, un organe que l’homme passe 15 ans à construireLe cerveau humain va passer 15 ans à se construire. Cette construction commence dès les premiers jours de la vie.Composé de 100 milliard de neurones interconnectés, le cerveau abrite plus d’un million de milliards de synapses, qui permettent d’établir des liens entre les cellules nerveuses avec une moyenne de 10.000 connexions par neurone. Une complexité qui suscite de nombreuses questions sur la formation d’un tel organe. “L’homme est une espèce unique parmi les êtres vivants qui passait la moitié de sa vie à construire son cerveau” à l’époque des premiers Homo sapiens, explique le neurobiologiste français Jean-Pierre Changeux, dans un entretien avec l’AFP. “A l’époque où l’homme est apparu, il passait dix à quinze ans à faire son cerveau”, puis “il vivait dix à quinze années de plus avec ce bagage cérébral”, indique le scientifique.Aujourd’hui, l’homme continue de passer “quinze ans de sa vie à construire un cerveau qui va être fonctionnel beaucoup plus longtemps”. “On ne s’imagine pas qu’à chaque minute de la vie du bébé plus de deux millions de synapses se mettent en place”, peut-on ainsi lire dans une des oeuvres de Jean-Pierre Changeux, L’homme de vérité. La naissance intervient alors que la création des connexions cérébrales est en “phase rapide”. Elles se multiplient par vagues successives, certaines sont sélectionnées et stabilisées, alors que d’autres sont supprimées. “Cette épigénèse dure dix à quinze ans. Pendant cette période ce qui compte c’est l’interaction avec le monde extérieur et surtout la vie dans le groupe social qui se trouve intégrée dans la connectivité cérébrale”, souligne le neurobiologiste à l’AFP. De l’importance du monde extérieur À lire aussiCerveau, Alzheimer et nucléaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 aoûtD’autant que dès les premiers jours de sa vie et même avant sa naissance, le cerveau du bébé “peut recevoir des empreintes du monde extérieur”. Le fœtus perçoit la voix de sa mère et peut percevoir la musique. “Ces empreintes épigénétiques [ … ] sont très liées au milieu culturel dans lequel se développe l’enfant : la relation avec la mère, avec la famille, le langage parlé, la manière dont il est pris en charge”.Plus tard, à 60 ans, l’homme est alors encore “influencé par l’éducation, l’enseignement, l’expérience” reçues quand son cerveau s’est constitué. D’où, selon le neurobiologiste âgé de 75 ans, le risque de “dysharmonies” entre ce qui a été acquis durant l’enfance et l’adolescence, et “ce qu’on est à 60 ans”, relève l’AFP. Le cerveau de l’adulte conserve la possibilité de se réorganiser, mais “cette plasticité a des limites”.Par ailleurs, il est intéressant de noter la grande variabilité qui existe entre les individus dans le développement du cerveau. Même les vrais jumeaux ne présentent pas des cerveaux identiques et les fonctions cérébrales elles-mêmes diffèrent. Le neurobiologiste évoque le cas du dyslexique : “c’est un enfant qui va avoir des difficultés à apprendre à lire, à écrire, à utiliser l’orthographe, mais qui, pour des fonctions proprement cognitives, peut être tout à fait au dessus de la moyenne”.Le 17 octobre 2011 à 18:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Ridgefield man faces child porn accusation

first_imgA Ridgefield man is accused of posing as a teenager to befriend a 15-year-old girl through a messaging app and threatening to expose compromising images he received unless she agreed to send additional lewd images.Joshua Henry Punt, 38, appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree possessing and dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and sexual exploitation of a minor.Judge Scott Collier set Punt’s bail at $200,000. He is set to be arraigned June 5.The investigation began when the girl and her parents contacted New York State Police and then the FBI’s Albany, N.Y., office regarding online sexual exploitation.The victim said she met someone she thought was a 17-year-old boy named Jason Lonto through the messaging app Kik on Dec. 3. The individual shared his phone number with her, and they began talking and texting. A few days later, he asked her to send sexual photos and video, and she agreed, according to an affidavit of probable cause.However, he then demanded more sexually explicit images, and when she refused, he threatened to sell or post the images he already received online, the affidavit says.last_img read more

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BNPJamaat men face trial before elections

first_imgLogo of BNPLeaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party expressed apprehensions that the government would try to corner the major political opposition by taking 453 of their leaders in Chattogram to trail by the end of October, before the parliamentary election schedule is declared.A number of cases filed with Chattogram Kotwali police station are to be transferred from metropolitan magistrate court to the judicial court.Chattogram police have submitted a charge sheet on 4 July against 453 accused including 302 who were accused under the anti-terrorism and anti-explosives acts and for attacking police in 2015.The accused leaders and activists include several who are aspiring to compete in the national polls, according to the BNP leaders.BNP’s standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Chattogram south district BNP president Zafrul Islam Chowdhury, Chattogram City BNP president Shahadat Hossain and general secretary Abul Hashem, joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury, vice president of Chattogram south district Enamul Haque, Shamsul Alam and Jamaat’s former MP Shahjahan Chowdhury have been accused in the cases. They are potential candidates for BNP, Jamaat and allies in different constituencies of Chattogram in the parliamentary elections.BNP and its 20-party allies had called for a rally in Kazir Deuri area of Chattogram city in 2015 on the anniversary of one-sided election of 5 January in 2014. The leaders and activists had clashed with the police during the rally.Police arrested 302 activists including BNP’s joint general secretary Aslam Chowdhury during and after the rally.Aslam Chowdhury is still in jail. He was accused of ‘conspiring with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to overthrow Bangladesh government’. Aslam was arrested from Khilkhet of Dhaka on 15 MayA large number of  cases were filed with Chattogram Kotwali police station in 2015. The police filed charge sheets of 453 accused on 4 July this year.Chattogram metropolitan magistrate Mehnaz Rahman drew up three separate files on the case and the trials were to be held separately in three different courts for anti-explosives charges, anti-terrorism charges and attacks on police.Mehnaz Rahman ordered to send the files to the court on 9 September.Chattogram City BNP president Shahadat Hossain told Prothom Alo, “Almost all likely candidates of Chattogram have been included on the charge sheet. They are targetting all top and active BNP leaders so that Awami League can have another voterless election.”According to court officials, 355 accused BNP and Jamaat leaders have been appearing in court regularly while some of the remaining 198 accused have even passed away.Chattogram City BNP vice president and Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court’s former public prosecutor (PP) Abdus Sattar said,”The section under which the police has filed the cases is not in keeping with the charges.”The court and the prosecution will check whether the charges had been made correctly, said officer-in-charge of Chattogram’s Kotwali police station Mohammed Mohsin.“There is no scope to say whether there are errors in the charge sheet,” he added.last_img read more

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Poorer kids at greater obesity risk

first_imgPoorer children are at higher risk of obesity compared to their better-off peers, a new study has found.The researchers examined many aspects of a child’s environment and health behaviour.“Intervening in the early years when the family environment has more profound influences on children’s healthy development has the potential to be particularly effective,” said senior author Yvonne Kelly from University College London.Researchers tracked nearly 20,000 families from across the UK and the study used measurements made when the children were aged 5 and again at age 11. At age 5, poor children were almost twice as likely to be obese compared with their better off peers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’By the age of 11 the gap has widened, nearly tripling to 7.9 per cent of the poorest fifth are obese; for the best-off, the figure is 2.9 per cent.The study found that doing sport more than three times a week played an important role, as did an earlier bedtime and regular fruit consumption which were both positively associated with downward movement in weight categories. However, maternal smoking during pregnancy and a mother’s BMI were negatively associated with downward movement across weight categories.The findings are published in The European Journal of Public Health.last_img read more

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Linux Mint security notice on Meltdown and Spectre

first_imgLinux Mint security notice on Meltdown and Spectre by Martin Brinkmann on January 10, 2018 in Linux – 7 commentsA security notice was posted on the official Linux Mint blog on January 9, 2017. It informs users of the Linux distribution about the recently discovered security issues in modern processors called Meltdown and Spectre, and how these affect Linux Mint.The notice contains instructions to protect Linux Mint systems from potential attacks that target the vulnerabilities. It covers web browsers, Nvidia drivers, and the Linux kernel.Mozilla Firefox is the default web browser on Linux Mint. The team suggests that users upgrade to Firefox 57.0.4 which shipped recently. Firefox 57.0.4 mitigates the vulnerabilities by disabling or reducing the precision of time sources that attacks rely on. If the update is not picked up by the Update Manager, try switching sources.Google has not yet updated Chrome. A consequence of that is that any other Chromium-based browser is also not protected at the time. A workaround for users of a Chromium-based browser is to enable Strict Site Isolation in the browser.Strict Site Isolation is an experimentation feature of Chromium that you need to enable in the following way:Type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit the Enter-key.Use the search at the top to locate Strict Site Isolation.Select Enable.Restart the web browser.This works in most Chromium-based browsers including Google Chrome, Opera and Vivaldi.Linux Mint systems with proprietary Nvidia drivers should upgrade the drivers to version 384.111. The updates are available in the Linux Mint Update Manager. Linux Mint Debian systems require an update as well which can be downloaded from the Nvidia website.Work on an updated Linux kernel has started for Linux Mint 17.x and Linux Mint 18.x but the team did not reveal when the updated kernel will become available.Linux Mint Debian systems can get the kernel upgrade already through the Update Manager. The kernel has the version 3.16.51-3+deb8u1.Other updates should become available in the future as well. The Linux Mint team suggests that users create a backup of personal data, use daily system snapshots, and apply security updates when they become available. SummaryArticle NameLinux Mint security notice on Meltdown and SpectreDescriptionA security notice was posted on the official Linux Mint blog on January 9, 2017. It informs users of the Linux distribution about the recently discovered security issues in modern processors called Meltdown and Spectre, and how these affect Linux Mint.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Two alleged island thieves arrested on Isla Mujeres

first_imgPolice say both men were placed at the disposal of local authorities for the demarcation of responsibilities, and added that their actions reaffirm their commitment to continue maintaining Isla Mujeres as the safest municipality in the state.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Both young men were taken into custody by la Dirección de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito Municipal after an official complaint was lodged against them. The men, who are believed to have committed crimes in various colonies of the island, were arrested after allegedly committing at least two robberies. Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Two men have been arrested on Isla Mujeres after their alleged involvement in island robberies. center_img Police say that one man, identified as J.G.B.B., was arrested for a home robbery in the El Cañotal neighborhood, while the second man, identified as S.R.I.B., was taken into custody after attempting to rob a woman.last_img read more

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Housing Permits Completions Gain Momentum

first_img in Data, Headlines, News Housing Permits, Completions Gain Momentum Share February 16, 2017 555 Views center_img Construction activity for the month of January shows an increase in building permits and housing completions, which is good news for new homebuyers. However, housing starts are having a difficult time picking up speed, according to residential construction data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Privately owned housing starts saw a 2.6 percent decline from December to last month, but is 10.5 percent above the January 2016 rate of 1.12 million. Starts on buildings with five or more units was at 446,000.Housing completions also showed a 5.6 percent decrease from December, with privately owned completions declining from 1.1 million to one million. Completions on buildings with five-plus units was at 244,000.Despite declines in the aforementioned areas, building permit activity has seen a 4.6 percent jump for privately owned housing permits, rising from 1,228,000 million in December to 1,285,000. There was also a .4 percent increase in permits for buildings with five or more units, with a jump from 1.182 million to 1.186 million. Single-family building permits were also up, rising 4.7 percent month-over-month.Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist for Trulia, said that the increase in permits is great for potential homebuyers who are in areas with sparse inventory.“The big uptick in permits should be good news for inventory-constrained homebuyers, as permits eventually become starts, which in turn become new homes for sale,” he said. “As a result, we shouldn’t be surprised to see a strong uptick in starts in mid-2017.”A rise in single-family starts was detected, with a 1.9 percent increase since December 2016, bringing the number from 808,000 to 823,000.Marc Waco, PwC’s U.S. Engineering & Construction Advisory Leader at PwC, believes that the data “represents a continued sign of strength and optimism in the housing sector.”“As we begin the spring selling season, we have yet to see any material housing policy impacts from the Trump administration, however builders remain hopeful that President Trump’s pro-business approach could translate to a reduction in regulations on home builders, and an easing of credit requirements for home buyers,” he said. “Without any action we expect affordability concerns to increase as the combination of a rising interest rate environment along with a continued gap in supply and demand of new entry level housing forces some potential buyers to remain on the sideline.  We are also watching how the immigration policy plays out, as it could impact an already tight labor supply for builders.” Building Permits Data Housing Completions Housing Starts HUD U.S. Census Bureau 2017-02-16 Mirasha Brownlast_img read more

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com. accelerate and mount a narrow pavement, But with the addition of big baby Avery, Sasikala is expected to be sworn in as Chief Minister of the state on Tuesday. but Sony will maintain ultimate creative rights over them. American Legion Post 157. including Sam Altman president of the tech seed accelerator Y Combinator; NBC News’s Richard Engel; Sen Lindsay Graham of South Carolina; LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman; and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel The Bilderberg Meetings website describes the gatherings as "a forum for informal discussions about major issues facing the world" and says no votes are taken and policy statements are not issued Notes or minutes of the meeting aren’t taken either giving conspiracy theorists even more reason to question what happens behind Bilderberg’s closed doors Contact us at editors@timecomShigeru Miyamoto the genius behind such franchises as Mario and Donkey Kong recently spoke to TIME exclusively about the game maker’s innovation process Here’s some of the most interesting things he had to say Mario almost superseded the quirky squid-like characters in Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U paint-gun game Splatoon “At one point during development we held a small internal review of the game” explains Miyamoto “We had found that the ink-battle play mechanic was fun and the team was working very hard to brush up on that aspect at that time but we were losing the freshness of the game the more the team worked on it The thing which concerned us most was the main character It looked as if it could be found in any game and lacked uniqueness So I told the games producer and the director to even consider using Mario if we could not find the right character I also explained to them why I was providing such a suggestion” Read more: Exclusive: Inside Nintendo’s Bold Plan to Stay Alive for the Next 125 Years “A few weeks later they gingerly approached me with the squid-like character and we decided on that direction right on the spot The director and others who nervously brought the squid character to me must have been surprised with my positive reaction but at the time I didnt accept it for lack of better options I actually thought ‘This must be it’ Its fun to nurture something so unique and Im glad that they were able to experience bringing it to fruition” He doesn’t make games with a particular age group in mind “Ideally we should be making things that can be enjoyed by the widest possible range of people” he says “I like to watch theatrical performances and go to theme parksthings which are appealing to a wide range of peopleand observe as a game creator Of course there are the dramas and movies that I am personally fond of and I always appreciate the way these creators make their works by focusing on specific tastes When they try to appeal to a specific group of people with their creations however I think they first discover an interesting theme to work on and only afterward determine that they should focus upon the specific audience in order to work on the theme not vice versa” “Even when we make something that we want children to enjoy we always aim to achieve a level of quality and content that even adults can appreciate so in other words making something for children might even be more difficult than making something specifically for an adult audience” He tries not to let his reputation intimidate his design teams “What I am trying to do is not to create an atmosphere where they feel like ‘I will do better than Miyamoto does’ or ‘I will make a game just to please Miyamoto’” he says “Based on my own experiences I try to encourage directors to have courage and work toward the goal they set and pose questions to them about whether the game is actually delivering the experience to the player as envisioned I try not to get too deeply involved in the content of the games theyre developing” He thinks novels may be more creatively powerful than video games “I have said in the past that because movies and novels are passive mediums creators in these mediums can control how their stories are unveiled to their audiences even irrespective of the audiences expectation of what should happen next” he explains “All I intended to say was that in comparison it is more difficult for us to create entertainment by forcing players to embrace our own expectations regarding how they should experience game stories because video games are an active medium where players themselves think independently about which action to take next” “Whichever media we are talking about inspiring the audiences imagination beyond what they have actually read or seen and having them embrace that is a fundamental essence of entertainment I recognize that because novels are expressed solely by words on a page they actually have the power to unlock the readers limitless imaginations more so than movies and video games which present the audience with actual images while visual images have the distinct ability to deliver messages to a broader audience more easily” “Video games on the other hand have the unique ability to etch those images into the players memory because of their active role in choosing the path that led them to those images It is this area that I think I am good at so I am not under the illusion that I could ever become a novelist or film director myself [laughs]” He views profit-obsession as a creative roadblock “I have explainedin regard to entertainment in generalthat if development of products that thrive on creative uniqueness is dictated by those who prioritize sales and profits the possibilities for the future of entertainment will be limited” says Miyamoto “So what should we do in order to avoid it I agree that as your question implies the answer might be at odds with the nature of large business organizations But at Nintendo we continue to endeavor to make such innovation possible and we are constantly working on new ideas If we manage to deliver them I hope everyone will compliment our efforts” He feels strongly about staying in the hardware side of the business Miyamoto: “We will continue to use new technology to create new ways to play but rather than simply making more games for a predefined platform our job is to continue to create new platforms that enable us to create fun new ways to play” And his favorite Nintendo platform to date is… “Ive always designed games with the perspective that its the designers job to leverage the unique characteristics of the hardware while simultaneously compensating for its weaknesses” says Miyamoto “Working on Nintendo DS and Wii was particularly fun because of how they presented us with a challenge of inventing new styles of play” Read next: Exclusive: Inside Nintendo’s Bold Plan to Stay Alive for the Next 125 Years Write to Matt Peckham at mattpeckham@timecom” he said. 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