Mouser shipping Infineon OPTIGA Trust X hardware security solution

first_imgMouser Electronics is now stocking the OPTIGA Trust X security solution from Infineon Technologies. The turnkey, hardware-based solution provides robust security to a range of diverse applications, including Internet of Things, smart homes, medical devices, and drones.Infineon OPTIGA Trust X, available from Mouser Electronics, is based on an advanced security controller built on Elliptic Curve Cryptography NIST P256, AES128, and SHA-256, plus built-in tamper-proof nonvolatile memory to greatly enhance overall system security. As a turnkey solution, the OPTIGA Trust X comes with the operating system, embedded applications and complete host side integration support, reducing design, integration, and deployment efforts.OPTIGA Trust X supports a high-speed I²C communication interface up to 1 MHz. Typical current consumption is 20 mA, which drops to 70 µA in sleep mode. Compliant with the USB Type-C authentication standard, the controller is available in both standard temperature range and extended temperature range, in a compact 3 × 3mm PG-USON-10-2 package.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Apacer: DDR4 high-performance wide-temp memoryNext Maxim: dual IO-Link transceiver with DC-DC regulator and surge protectionlast_img read more

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WATCH: Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis Makes Absurd One-Handed Interception

first_imgJourdan LewisTwitter/@R0BaTOThere isn’t much to say here. Let’s just get to Jourdan Lewis doing unthinkable things.You know those highlights the big time networks run to introduce their highlight shows and such? Yeah, every single one from here on out should lead and close with this Jourdan Lewis interception from here on out.My goodness, what a play.ajohnsonnba: Jourdan Lewis ABC College Football Studio https://t.co/078cfoTavi pic.twitter.com/CFgnKDrTEU— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) October 1, 2016.@JourdanJD looks like Air Jordan in this game-sealing interception! #WISvsMICH #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/aYepHv13vj— G.E. Anderson (@g_e_anderson) October 1, 2016Yes, in case you missed it, that’s a one handed catch in mid-air nearly horizontal with the ground. Talk about athleticism.The Wolverines and Badgers were caught up in a very close contest until late in the fourth quarter when Wilton Speight found Amara Darboh down the sideline for a long touchdown.This absurd play iced the game as the Wolverines topped the Badgers 14-7.Jim Harbaugh and the maze and blue improved to 5-0 on the year. It was their first real test of the season and the first time this year they were held to fewer than 45 points in a game.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli joins elite list with 9,000 international runs outside Asia

first_imgVirat Kohli joins elite list with 9,000 international runs outside AsiaIndia skipper Virat Kohli scored 76 runs on Day 1 of second Test against West Indies to become only the 4th Asian batsman to score more than 9,000 international runs outside Asia.advertisement India Today Web Desk JamaicaAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 19:03 IST Virat Kohli scored 76 runs in his first innings of second Test against West Indies. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli becomes 4th Asian batsman to score more than 9000 international runs outside AsiaThe India captain has joined Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in the elite listKohli scored 76 runs on Day 1 of second Test against the West IndiesWith a half-century on opening day of the second Test against West Indies, India skipper Virat Kohli reached another milestone in his cricketing career as he became only the 4th Asian batsman to score more than 9,000 international runs outside the continent.Virat Kohli scored 76 runs on Day 1 of the final Test to join legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar, former India captain Rahul Dravid and former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in the elite list.Tendulkar is leading the list for highest internationals runs from an Asian batsman outside Asia with 12, 616 runs. Dravid has 10, 711 runs and is trailed by Sangakkara with 9593 runs, whereas Kohli has 9056 international runs.The India captain missed out on his 26th Test hundred but his 76-run knock helped India reach 264 for 5 at Stumps on Day 1 of the ongoing 2nd Test. On a pitch where batsmen had to work hard for their runs, Kohli looked in control, hitting 10 boundaries in his 163-ball 76.He stitched a 69-run stand with opener Mayank Agarwal for the 3rd wicket and added another 49 with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.Just when Kohli was looking set for another 3-figure score, West Indies captain Jason Holder got the India captain with a nearly unplayable out-swinger post Tea.Virat Kohli, who has been in an impressive form in the past couple of years, is also bidding to become the most successful India captain in Tests as his team eye a win over West Indies in the ongoing second and final Test in Jamaica.Kohli had equalled Dhoni’s record when India crushed West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test in Antigua earlier this week.advertisementAlso Read | Jamaica Test: Virat Kohli delights fans with selfies and autographs after hitting fifty on Day 1Also Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the brink of breaking MS Dhoni’s Test recordAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow Sachin Tendulkar Nextlast_img read more

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195 Young Persons Trained by YOU

first_imgApproximately 195 young people from four inner-city communities have successfully completed a one-year training programme conducted by Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), which has empowered them with skills to acquire jobs and become ambassadors for their communities. There were broad smiles and cheers all around as the participants proudly walked up to collect their certificates of achievement at the closing ceremony of Youth Opportunities Unlimited Employability Enhancement Programme, at the Knutsford Hotel in Kingston, on October 6. The programme was funded by the Japanese Social Development Fund Grant and implemented through the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), at a cost of $12.58 million. The YOU contributed $2.2 million, making the total cost of the project $14.78 million. The programme’s main objective was to engage 195 at-risk youth between the age of 12 and 29 years, from the communities of Mountain View Avenue, Fletcher’s Land, Kencot and Denham Town in a number of development training areas.  Training was provided in Informational Technology (IT) to 75 persons; Personal Development and Conflict Resolution to 40 youth club leaders; and group mentoring sessions for 80 adolescents aged 12-14 years from the Denham Town High School. According to YOU trainer, Melvern Powell, who delivered the programme report, many of the participants did so well that they were employed by the company where they did internship. There was special commendation and certification for those completing the IT course. They were taught skills in website design, PC mechanics and practical networking and received certification from Infoserv Institute of Technology. General Manager, Human Resources and Administration at JSIF, Rhonda Lumsden- Lue, said the YOU programme is about training for life, “and you will find that you have set upon a course that, if you continue to believe in the ideals of self-determination, it will lead to success.” She noted that JSIF, with the support of its funders, will continue to mobilise resources and channel funds to communities where the need is critical; and implored the participants to make use of the opportunity given to them. Transformational Speaker, Juleus Ghunta, who was special guest, told the participants that everyone has a right to dream and they should dream big and have a purpose in life. He urged them not to let their circumstance or background limit them, and told his story of how he climbed from poor circumstance to achieve in life. Participant, Doshaine Reid, who received a Certificate of Merit from the Infoserv Institute of Technology, said he learned how to repair a computer, how to  use programmes like Microsoft and how to deal with people. “The programme was very beneficial and helped me in a lot of ways. I didn’t know where to turn and I saw the programme advertised on a truck, of all places. I went in, not knowing what to expect , only knowing that I couldn’t afford to pay for anything. They provided lunch and gave me a stipend, which helped me a lot and created employment for me. It was a great experience,” Doshaine said. Joedian Hickey also benefitted from the programme. “I have learned how to deal with my problems and conflict better, knowing the person I am with a short temper. I am also a mentor for over eight years of this humble institution. The wealth of knowledge that has been imparted to me is very overwhelming and I am honoured to be a part of it,” Joedian said. Executive Director of YOU, Georgia Lewis Scott, told the participants to “make us proud.” She urged them to take the knowledge garnered from the programme and use it to the fullest, to stand up for themselves and their country, and to be appreciative of the opportunities they received under the programme.last_img read more

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DryShips Pulls Plug on Notes Offering

first_imgPress Release; October 13, 2014; Image: Rob Tannenbaum/Nasdaq zoom DryShips Inc., has withdrawn its previously announced public offering of USD 700 million of its senior secured notes, for which the company hoped would help cover the outstanding convertible notes, eliminating the need for a bridge facility.George Economou, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said that the reason for withdrawal is the current market conditions which were deemed not best for the company.“We continue to work on our plan to re-finance the USD 700 million, 5% convertible notes that are maturing on December 1, and we have earlier today signed the firm commitment letter from ABN for the bridge facility of up to USD 350 million, which now only remains subject to final documentation. This, together with cash in hand and the previously announced Nordea refinancing which would result in about USD 100 million of net proceeds, considerably narrows our actual funding gap and provides a clear path forward that makes us confident we will be able to refinance our convertible notes in a timely manner,” said Economou.last_img read more

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First Fully Owned Cape Newbuild for Oldendorff

first_imgzoom Germany’s bulk transportation company Oldendorff Carriers has taken delivery of its first owned Capesize newbuilding. The 207,600 tdw Linda Oldendorff and Lavinia Oldendorff  were both delivered on their contractual date of 30th September 2014 by Hyundai Heavy’s new Gunsan yard, the company said.MV Linda Oldendorff is fully owned and was christened by Linda Oldendorff, one of the owner’s daughters on 18th September 2014.Her sister vessel, MV Lavinia Oldendorff had been sold in June 2013 to Greek shipowners Laskaridis Shipping / Lavinia Corp. with an up to 10 year BB charter back to Oldendorff Carriers.The newbuilding duo are part of a 6 ship series, that was ordered in March 2013 from the Korean yard.The other four sisters, MV Leopold Oldendorff, MV Ludolf Oldendorff, MV Lydia Oldendorff and MV Luise Oldendorff will be delivered between January and May 2015, the company added. According to Oldendorff, on fully laden draft, the company’s Hyundai type is currently the lowest consumption Newcastlemax type in the market. “We have previously bought 2nd hand Capes and have taken delivery of several Newcastlemax newbuildings on BB charter, however M/V Linda Oldendorff is our first ever fully owned newbuilding in this segment,” Oldendorff said.Press Releaselast_img read more

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Just TV motivates atrisk youth

first_imgAPTN National NewsYoung people in Winnipeg are being woo-ed off the streets and in front of a video camera.People who run an innovative inner city program in Winnipeg are hoping the offer will divert at-risk youth from a life of gangs, substance abuse and crime.With a closer look, here’s APTN’s Matt Thordarsonlast_img

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UN completes initial round of training for local judges in eastern Chad

Some 75 local civil servants from eastern Chad have wrapped up a one-month United Nations-backed training programme aimed at boosting the number of professional magistrates in the strife-torn region, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) announced today.Participants from Ouaddai, Ennedi, Wadi Fira, Dar Sila and Salamat in eastern Chad concluded the first two training sessions on Thursday in Abéché.The training, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and MINURCAT, is expected to guarantee an impartial, independent and credible justice system in the region, where 256,700 Sudanese refugees from the Darfur conflict, 168,000 Chadian displaced persons and around 150,000 people in host villages live in close proximity.“This is, by all means, an important step in the reinforcement of the justice system in eastern Chad,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative Victor Angelo.MINURCAT, established by the Security Council in 2007, is mandated to protect civilians and refugees as well as promote human rights and peace in the troubled northeastern part of the CAR and eastern Chad. 8 January 2010Some 75 local civil servants from eastern Chad have wrapped up a one-month United Nations-backed training programme aimed at boosting the number of professional magistrates in the strife-torn region, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) announced today. read more

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City holds public hearing to regulate shortterm vacation rentals in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Many proponents of the home sharing platform Airbnb called on Vancouver to loosen terms of proposed regulations on the industry, but renters advocates and condominium boards say tight rules are exactly what is needed.The city hosted a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed bylaw for short-term rentals including Airbnb and Expedia that would require hosts to hold a licence and only allow them to rent out their primary residence.The city says more than 6,000 illegal short-term rentals are in operation while housing affordability is at a crisis and the rental vacancy rate is extremely low at less than one per cent.It estimates at least 1,000 of those rental units are not the host’s primary residence, meaning they would not permitted under proposed regulation. The remaining 70 to 80 per cent of units would be eligible for licensing.Alex Dagg, Airbnb policy manager, told council that while the company supports regulating the industry, it takes issue with the proposed definition of a primary residence and the limitation on the number of rentals that can occur at one time.She said the proposed bylaw would force many people who live part time in Vancouver or have secondary suites to give up or scale back their operation, without resulting in their suites opening up for the long term rental market.City staff say the proposed bylaw is intended to legalize the industry and force units that should be part of the general housing supply back into the long-term market.Short-term rentals only permitted currently for hotels and bed-and-breakfasts that are licensed and zoned for that purpose.Karen Sawatzky, chair of the city’s renters advisory committee, said council should move forward with the regulation as proposed as soon as possible because short-term rentals pose “a prolific threat against the city’s renters.”She said she’s particularly in favour of exclusion of secondary suites, such as basement suites, from the definition of a primary residence because those could be better used as longer term housing.“City policies should not implicitly endorse or support people taking on larger mortgages than their own incomes or regular monthly rental rates can support,” Sawatzky said, adding people with secondary units can continue to rent them out but for more than 30 days at a time.Airbnb host and homeowner Bernadette D’Silva told council she used to have long-term tenants in her basement suite but had too many problems with noise.When the last tenants moved out, she said her family didn’t rent out the space again until short-term stays became an option.“I’m one of the hosts who would never go back to long-term renting,” D’Silva said. “If you gave me the chance to go back to long-term renting and said we’re going to disallow short-term rental, that would actually take away the income when we need it.”Enforcing the regulations could be a challenge when these businesses operate largely online, city staff say.The city has included a stipulation in the proposed bylaw that would ban people from marketing a short-term rental unit online or elsewhere unless they have a licence.The business licence number would have to be included in any advertisement of the unit, according to the proposed bylaw.To be eligible for a licence, the city would also require operators to have approval from their condominium boards, property owner or landlord.Polina Furtula, a lawyer for a number of condo boards, said that approval isn’t enough to ensure people won’t rent out their spaces without necessary permissions or use an alias on home sharing platforms.“How are you going to catch them?” she said to council, adding that the onus should be placed on home sharing platforms like Airbnb.“I don’t think it’s going to cost them too much to ask for some evidence that you’re the rightful owner or tenant or have permission to rent the property,” she said.The proposed licence would cost hosts $49 annually. City staff are also recommending that a transaction fee of up to three per cent be implemented on short term rentals — a cost it expects will fall on visitors.Dagg said Airbnb could support including licence numbers on its platform, but a transaction fee could only be collected if imposed by the province, as Quebec has done.If approved, the bylaw would go into effect in April.The city says more than 90 people were registered to speak at the public hearing. It’s expected to continue Thursday.–Follow @Givetash on Twitter. read more

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Internet makes audiences harder to wow Royal Ballets newest stars say

first_imgThe Royal Ballet's four newest principals Lauren Cuthbertson, Ryoichi Hirano, Edward Watson in Song of the EarthCredit:Bill Cooper The Royal Ballet’s four newest principalsCredit:Geoff Pugh The Royal Ballet has announced its four new principals, the first to be promoted from within the company since director Kevin O’Hare joined four years ago.Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano and Akane Takada will now take their place among 13 other lead ballet dancers in the company, being awarded star roles and dressing rooms closer to the stage.In their first interviews since the promotion, the quartet said they were thrilled and honoured to take on the positions, hoping to win even more fans over to the art form.Campbell, who was born in Sydney and trained at the Royal Ballet School, said: “Because of things like Youtube and the internet, it’s so easy to access incredible things. “I think there’s a video of a Chinese acrobat standing en pointe on someone’s head, and that’s incredible.“So if you come and see someone en pointe on a massive floor, it doesn’t have that same excitement because while it’s an impressive feat you’re not on someone’s head. So it takes away that amazement.“What we then have to do, and that’s our responsibility, is to say yes we do incredible things and they will take your breath away, hopefully.“But we’re artists, we’re performing: that’s where the craft and quality really comes into it, by making it look seamless.” Woolf Works performed by the Royal BalletCredit:Alastair Muir Hayward, a British dancer who graduated from the Royal Ballet School before joining the company, said: “I feel it’s becoming slightly dangerous as the years go by that people are becoming more impressed by tricks in ballet.“They’re more impressed by how many pirouettes someone can do or how high they can get their leg. And I think sometimes the line is quite fine between being sporty-gymnastic type of ballet and being the pure art form, which can be so exciting depending on the way you perform it.” As the newest stars of the Royal Ballet, they are the very brightest of their generation and the first dancers promoted internally at the company for years.But even the four new principals at the prestigious company may have their work cut out to impress the modern public, it appears.The rise of Youtube and the internet have made it more difficult than ever to impress the viewing public, the dancers have said, as they are expected to perform ever-more gymnastic feats to keep up with what people can see online.While online videos have taken away some of the “wow-factor”, leading people to expect ever-higher jumps and faster pirouettes, they have vowed to prove ballet can be ever more exciting thanks to its storytelling and emotion.center_img Woolf Works performed by the Royal Ballet Rhapsody performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House Francesca HaywardCredit:Alastair Muir Rhapsody performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House Francesca Hayward Lauren Cuthbertson, Ryoichi Hirano, Edward Watson in Song of the Earth 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. Hirano added: “I think people do expect us to do one more turn, a higher jump. But for me that’s just a split second of a three hour ballet.“We are storytellers, we’re not circus trick people.”The four dancers will begin their seasons later this month.last_img read more

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West Indies hope to end series drought in decider against Bangladesh

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLooming World Cup adds extra significance to 2018’s last ODI seriesDecember 8, 2018In “Sports”Bravo, Brathwaite return to Windies ODI for Bangladesh seriesDecember 4, 2018In “Sports”Rovman Powell disappointed over umpiring errorDecember 15, 2018In “latest news” Rovman PowellSYLHET, Bangladesh (AFP) — West Indies captain Rovman Powell said Thursday his men were “upbeat and confident” of clinching the deciding one-day international against Bangladesh and sealing their first series win in four years.The touring side won Tuesday’s match in Dhaka by four wickets after losing the opener, levelling the three-match contest 1-1 and setting the stage for a series decider in Sylhet on Friday.The Caribbean side last won an ODI series in 2014 at home against Bangladesh and are desperate to end the drought.Since then, they have capitulated in 11 series, managing their best result with a draw against minnows Afghanistan last year.“It is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. West Indies haven’t won an ODI series for quite some time. This is a grand opportunity to change it,” Powell told reporters in Sylhet on Thursday.“The guys are upbeat and confident of doing it tomorrow.”They came close to defeating Bangladesh in July on home soil, suffering a 2-1 loss. In October, they went down to India 3-1.A win would remove some sting from West Indies’ humiliating drubbing by Bangladesh in the Test series in November and December, when the home side wrapped up both matches inside three days.Powell said his side had to improve on their winning flair displayed in the second ODI.Opener Shai Hope hit a career best 146 off 144 balls not out, as West Indies toppled Bangladesh’s 255-7 with two balls in hand to complete their first win in the tour.“We have to work on all three aspects of the game. One game doesn’t change the fact that we are still not batting well as a team. We still need to work on our bowling and fielding,” Powell said.Pace bowler Oshane Thomas worked up some lively pace to leave Bangladeshi batsmen unsettled in both the games.“Bangladeshis don’t like fast bowling. We are definitely looking to exploit it. Hopefully tomorrow we can do that,” Powell said.Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza played down suggestions the hosts were rattled by Thomas’ pace.“In both the matches, his economy rate was close to six. So there is no issue. If they think he is their best bowler we are relaxed,” said Mashrafe.This will be first ever ODI hosted in Sylhet, in Bangladesh’s northeast. The ground has hosted seven Twenty20 internationals and a Test.The West Indies will wrap up their tour of Bangladesh with three Twenty20 internationals. read more

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Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel

first_imgUpdated 04/11/2013A CONSULTANT EXPERT for the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources did not have sufficient training to enter tunnels at the time of a site assessment at the Corrib gas pipeline.It has emerged that a representative from Environ, the independent consultants appointed by the department to assist in monitoring conditions of consent to construct the Corrib gas pipeline, conducted a visit on 2 and 3 July this year.TrainingIn response to a parliamentary question from TD Richard Boyd Barrett, Minister Pat Rabbitte said the purpose of the “brief visit” was to review the points raised on a previous visit and assess the possible reasons for “depressions” in Sruwaddaccon Bay that had been recently reported by locals. He said the expert was also there to examine “what lessons have been learned from these incidents”.The Environ report of the visit, dated 8 July, 2013 confirmed that there was an opportunity to view the site, but due to the need to be certified for confined space work, there was no opportunity to visit the tunnel.Rabbitte said the confined space course is of two-day duration and as the Environ representative had not completed this safety training it was not possible on safety grounds for him to enter the tunnel.In early September the German man in his 20s died after suffering head injuries while working in that particular tunnel as part of the maintenance support crew at the site in Mayo.However the minister stressed that matters with regard to workplace health and safety are a matter for the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and are beyond the remit of Environ and that the purpose of the visit of the department’s expert did not require access to the tunnel.InvestigationTunnelling work is suspended due the incident in September and both Shell and the HSA are carrying out investigations. Rabbitte said that Shell is not under investigation as the man’s employer was a German tunnelling company.Shell’s own investigation is now complete and the findings have been handed over to the HSA, a spokesperson for the company said this week.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Boyd Barrett said the reason he asked the question was because of suspicions among locals about “major problems” in the areas where the company is drilling. He said there is concern that no independent assessments of the drilling tunnels have been conducted to examine the impact of the drilling on the local area.“I’ve heard that the guards weren’t allowed in [beforehand] either and when you have someone dying in there and no department officials have been down, no guards have been down, then the only people looking at it are Shell,” he said.“The government seem to be in bed with Shell, they just do whatever these companies want them to do,” he added.A spokesperson for Shell clarified that gardaí had been granted access to the tunnel as part of the ongoing investigation into the man’s death but could not confirm whether they had ever been in the tunnel before this incident occurred.TheJournal.ie made enquiries about whether any Environ staff have the required training to gain access to the tunnel at the Corrib project. The company referred all questions to the department which said “access to the tunnel was not required by Environ to satisfactorily carry out” the task it was there to do.An earlier version of this report referred to an explosion in the tunnel at the time of the man’s death. Information revealed by a Shell spokesperson since then about its internal investigation confirmed that no explosion took place during the incident.Read: Man killed in industrial accident at Corrib gas tunnel>Read: Shell loses licence to operate controversial Mayo gas terminal>last_img read more

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Des momies vieilles de 4000 ans souffraient aussi dathérosclérose

first_imgDes momies vieilles de 4.000 ans souffraient aussi d’athéroscléroseSelon une recherche qui vient d’être dévoilée, les maladies cardiovasculaires touchent l’humanité depuis au moins 4.000 ans. En effet, des momies datant de plusieurs époques et issues de plusieurs régions ont été étudiées au scanner et révèlent des signes probables d’athérosclérose.L’athérosclérose se caractérise par une obstruction des artères par des dépôts de graisse qui s’accumulent sur les parois des vaisseaux. Bien qu’elle soit d’évolution lente, cette atteinte peut avoir de sérieuses conséquences sur l’organisme en provoquant d’importantes lésions au niveau des artères obstruées. Or, si l’on sait aujourd’hui qu’un excès de cholestérol peut favoriser l’athérosclérose, il semblerait que ce trouble ne soit pas nouveau dans l’histoire de l’Homme.Une recherche publiée dimanche dans la revue britannique The Lancet par une équipe internationale de chercheurs révèle que des momies datant de plusieurs époques et venant de différents pays, présenteraient des signes “certains ou probables” d’athérosclérose. Une découverte qui suggère que ce type de pathologies cardiovasculaires affecterait l’humanité depuis au moins 4.000 ans et ne seraient donc pas inhérentes à la vie moderne. L’examen réalisé au scanner a concerné plusieurs types de momies sur un total de 137.Une athérosclérose plus prononcée chez les personnes âgées Parmi celles-ci, 76 étaient égyptiennes (certaines datant de 4 000 ans), 51 appartenaient à des cultivateurs de maïs du Pérou (vieilles de 2.600 à 600 ans) et dix provenaient d’agriculteurs amérindiens du plateau du Colorado (au sud-ouest des États-Unis) et de chasseurs unangan des îles Aléoutiennes (Alaska) ayant vécu entre 1750 et 1900. Les résultats montrent également que les plus âgées sont celles qui sont les plus atteintes par cette pathologie, principalement responsable des crises cardiaques et des accidents vasculaires cérébraux.”Il est surprenant de voir que l’athérosclérose est aussi fréquente dans ces anciennes cultures à travers le globe sur une période de temps aussi étendue et parmi des personnes très différentes génétiquement et avec des modes de vie et des régimes alimentaires aussi variés”, a souligné le Professeur Randall Thompson, de l’Institut du cœur de Kansas City, principal auteur de l’étude relayée par l’AFP.”Cette maladie, attribuée au mode de vie et au régime alimentaire de la vie moderne, serait en fait liée au vieillissement ou alors peut-être que nous ne comprenons pas les facteurs de risque aussi bien que nous le pensons” tels la sédentarité, le tabac et des nourritures riches en cholestérol, indique ce spécialiste.Le rôle de l’alimentation surestimé ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En réalité, ces conclusions confirment les résultats qu’avait déjà obtenus le Dr Thompson en 2011, sur des momies égyptiennes. Mais les chercheurs s’étaient demandés si cela n’était pas lié au fait que l’élite de l’Égypte ancienne avait une alimentation riche en graisse. C’est la raison pour laquelle la recherche a été étendue à d’autres cultures et époques. Dans l’étude, les scientifiques expliquent avoir retrouvé des signes d’athérosclérose chez 39% des momies égyptiennes (moyenne d’âge de 43 ans), 26% des péruviennes, 40% des Amérindiens du Colorado et 60% des Unangans. En conclusion, “il est évident que cette pathologie était fréquente chez les peuples anciens”, a indiqué le Dr Thompson, estimant que “nous exagérons peut-être la possibilité de prévenir ou d’inverser les maladies cardio-vasculaire avec seulement un régime alimentaire”. Néanmoins, celui-ci a insisté sur l’importance d’agir sur des facteurs tels que l’alimentation, le sport, le tabagisme, le cholestérol et la tension artérielle pour lutter contre ce genre de troubles.Comme l’a déclaré le Dr Caleb Finch, professeur de gérontologie à l’Université de Californie du Sud et co-auteur de cette recherche, “il ne s’agit pas uniquement d’une maladie liée au mode de vie mais une caractéristique du vieillissement dans toutes les populations humaines”. A tel point que même l’homme de Otzi, mort il y a 5.000 ans et retrouvé parfaitement préservé dans un glacier des Alpes italiennes en 1991, avait les carotides calcifiées, a souligné le scientifique.Le 11 mars 2013 à 20:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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GameStop Lost More Money Than Ever Last Year

first_img Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target If we’re already talking about a future of streaming video games over the internet to play them, then the idea of simply buying and downloading video games over the internet has finally become the norm. Every game system now lets you purchase every game available on them without setting foot in a real store. As long as you have the hard drive space for it, it’s just more convenient than handling all sorts of physical media. It’s true this shift does introduce drawbacks like increased publisher DRM and even fewer archiving options, but it’s telling these days it’s a novelty when an indie game gets a physical release.And naturally a retail store whose primary business is selling video games (particularly marked-up used games) is being hit hard by this ongoing shift to digital distribution. So while we can’t say we’re surprised, it is alarming to see just how much money GameStop is losing.While reporting its 2018 fiscal year results, GameStop revealed that it lost $673 million last year, the biggest loss in the company’s history and it’s not even close. To put that number in perspective, previous “bad years” for GameStop only saw them losing $269.7 million in 2012 or just $7 million in 2000.It’s not that the video game industry itself is shrinking. The PlayStation 4 is crushing it when it comes to sales as is the Nintendo Switch. But people aren’t just buying physical games like they used to. Also the selection of physical games isn’t as varied as it used to be. It’s pretty much just AAA with everything more interesting and mid-tier being download-only. GameStop’s own specific choices haven’t helped either. Stock took a hit after board members flip-flopped on whether to sell the company or not.Despite its many issues, we shouldn’t want GameStop to go away if only because it’s nice for video games to have some presence in the real world. Also lots of cool folks write for Game Informer. For more on game stores read more about the new partnership between Humble and the Epic Games Store.last_img read more

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Air quality falls as particulates rise

first_imgAnyone with asthma may have noticed a difference in local air quality during the past couple of weeks.By Tuesday, all it took was a window and a view for anyone to notice.For Rhonda Gibson, an increasing number of particulates in the air — made apparent this week by a strong haze hanging over the region, obscuring horizons — has exacerbated the symptoms of her usually mild asthma.“As the day goes on, it’s harder and harder for me to breathe,” said Gibson, who lives in the Hazel Dell area.Extremely warm, dry weather has helped fuel numerous wildfires across the Northwest this summer. Parched landscapes have made it more difficult for the firefighters battling them, and strained air quality in some communities without help from Mother Nature.The high-risk fire conditions also have local departments on edge. A handful of Clark County agencies recently enacted an indefinite recreational burn ban until conditions improve. On Tuesday afternoon, a fire in a vacant field in the Sifton neighborhood erupted into a two-alarm emergency.“This is really a heightened year for fire hazard,” said Heidi Scarpelli, fire marshal with the Vancouver Fire Department.Vancouver has registered barely a quarter-inch of precipitation since July 1, according to the National Weather Service in Portland, and went the entire month of August without any measurable rain. High temperatures continue to land in the 80s — it was 87 degrees Tuesday, well above normal for this time of year — with no rain in sight.The state Department of Natural Resources issued a burn ban on its own lands starting July 1. That restriction continues through Sept. 30. A cool, wet spring delayed this year’s fire season, but also bolstered the growth of brush and grass that’s now dried up to provide ample fuel, said DNR spokesman Bryan Flint.last_img read more

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2 rob SW MiamiDade Little Caesars steal customers purse

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in located two robbers who, they said, targeted a pizzeria in Southwest Miami-Dade at gunpoint, last month.Surveillance video showed the scene as two armed robbers walked into the Little Caesars pizza store with their faces covered, July 6. One of the thieves stood on the lookout, while the other demanded money from an employee who didn’t know how to open the register.The duo then took off with a customer’s money and purse from the business along South Dixie Highway and Southwest 296th Street.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Attacks on Hindus take place during AL regime Fakhrul

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir visits affected Hindu families in Rangpur district`s Harkali Thakurpara on Monday. Photo: Moinul IslamThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday alleged that incidents of arson attacks on the minority Hindu community are taking place during this AL regime, but the blame is being put on BNP.”The government is trying to put the blame on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for the arson attacks on the Rangpur Hindu community,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Read more: Communal attacks aimed at destroying relations with India: QuaderMirza Fakhrul said this during his visit to Rangpur district’s Harkali Thakurpara area, which was recently subjected to communal violence.The BNP leader donated Tk 10 thousand, a saree and a lungi to each of the 11 affected families.He also donated Tk 20 thousand to the family of Habibur Rahman, who was killed in police shooting on the day.The Hindu people came under attack of local Muslims on 11 November following a Facebook post by a Hindu man which, the Muslims claim, contained derogatory remarks about prophet Muhammad.Habibur was killed when police opened fire to ward off the angry mob that turned violent and launched arson attacks on Hindu homes in Rangpur’s Gangachara upazila following the Facebook post.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday alleged that a certain communal force carried out attacks on the Rangpur Hindu community in a bid to destroy Bangladesh’s “good relations” with India.Fakhrul’s remark is an apparent rebuttal of the AL leader’s comment.last_img
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Accused criminal killed in gunfight 7 cops injured

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationAn accused criminal was killed and seven members of law enforcers injured on Monday in a gunfight between police and miscreants in Kolabagicha area of Asadganj in Chattogram district town, reports UNB.The deceased is Wasim Parvez, an accused and top criminal, Kotwali police station officer-in-charge Mohsin said.Seven cops among the injured were assistant sub-inspectors Sukumar, 35, Mahbub Alam, 32, Abul Hayat Arefin, 35, and police members Jakir, 40, Shahzahan, 35, Salauddin, 40, and Ranajit.Mohsin said police conducted a drive to arrest accused Wasim Parvez, against whom a warrant was out, and Ashik in the area while the miscreants attacked police and tried to snatch away the accused.For self-defense police had to fire gunshots, during which Wasim sustained bullet wounds and seven police members were also injured, he said.Wasim later succumbed to his injuries after being taken to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital in the evening.last_img read more

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Origami solution found for folding steel shopping bags

first_img Shape-shifting sheets automatically fold into multiple shapes (w/ Video) More information: by Weina Wu and Zhong You, A solution for folding rigid tall shopping bags, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Published online before print March 30, 2011, doi:10.1098/rspa.2011.0120 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. You also points out that if a cardboard box could be constructed in the same fashion as the tall bag, that it would render obsolete the need to remove the bottom (or top for that matter) of the box when folding it up to make it flat; a feat that would save shippers and others who use cardboard boxes as a part of their business, a lot of time and money.According to Demaine, the real goal of origami engineers is to figure out a way to apply rigid folding techniques to bigger, real world type objects, such as buildings, or appliances, so that they could be folded up and put away when not in use. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding objects in simple, yet complicated ways, has in recent years been applied to various engineering challenges, such as how to fold up a solar array for transport to outer-space where it can be easily unfolded before use.center_img Image credit: Zhong You © 2010 PhysOrg.com Now, Zhong You and Weina Wu, origami engineers at the University of Oxford in the UK, have discovered a way to apply the principles of rigid origami (where the sides cannot be bent, but soft creases are allowed between flat panels) to the science of paper and cardboard packaging.The two built on the work of Erik Demaine, a mathematician at MIT in Cambridge, who in 2004 proposed a theoretical model whereby a tall bag composed of sides with infinitely thin rigid sides could be constructed that could in theory, fold down to a flat state. You and Wu came up with their own pattern of folding and then demonstrated it could work by applying thin panes of steel to a flexible thin, light plastic sheet, which was used to construct a simple tall bag. The tall bag was then compressed down to a single flat structure by bending only at the creases where the folds lay. The two have published their findings, along with photographs of the steel “shopping” bag in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, and hope to apply their work to cardboard boxes as well. You noted in the paper that although steel was used in the paper to make a point, other rigid materials could work just as well. Citation: Origami solution found for folding steel shopping bags (2011, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-origami-solution-steel-bags.htmllast_img read more

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Titi monkeys use probabilistic predator calls to alert others in their group

first_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Vigilant male titi, standing against a tree. Credit: Geoffrey Mesbahi Citation: Titi monkeys use probabilistic predator calls to alert others in their group (2019, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-titi-monkeys-probabilistic-predator-group.html Journal information: Science Advances PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore further © 2019 Science X Network PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play A male titi monkey calling to a tayra on the ground. Credit: Geoffrey Mesbahi More information: Mélissa Berthet et al. Titi monkeys combine alarm calls to create probabilistic meaning, Science Advances (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav3991 Play A male titi monkey calling to an oncilla in the canopy. Credit: Geoffrey Mesbahi center_img A team of researchers with the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland and the University of St Andrews in the U.K., has found evidence of titi monkeys using probabilistic predator calls to alert others in their group to the presence of different kinds of danger. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of several groups of titi monkeys in the wild and what they found. Play A male titi monkey calling to an unknown human observer. Credit: Geoffrey Mesbahi PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Field study shows titi monkeys convey both location and predator type with vocal alarms Play A female titi monkey calling to a predator on the ground. Credit: Geoffrey Mesbahi Titi monkeys are small, social monkeys native to South America. They survive mainly by eating fruit, but also consume other vegetation and even small animals occasionally. They also serve as food for a wide range of predators, which has led to the evolution of warning systems. In this new effort, the researchers focused on the black-fronted titi monkeys living in Brazil. Prior studies have shown that their warning system has evolved to the point that individuals can tell others if they have spotted a flying predator (by giving an A call) or a ground predator (by giving a B call). Interestingly, prior research has also shown that they can mix their calls if needed, for instance, if a raptor lands on the ground, or a terrestrial predator climbs into the trees. In this new effort, the researchers have found that the warning calls of the titi monkeys are even more complex than previously thought.To learn more about the warning calls of the titi monkeys, the researchers ventured into their natural forest habitat and observed six families of them as they responded to decoy threats—stuffed predators the researchers placed in watchable locations. They not only recorded the calls the monkeys made, but also noted where they were looking when they made them and when the others listened to them.The researchers found that warning messages were encoded with information based on the proportion of call types. They suggest this indicates that probabilistic meaning was involved in the calls, which allowed the monkeys to add more information for others who were listening. The researchers suggest their findings could lead to better understanding whether human speech evolved from similar types of communications. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play A male titi monkey spots a tayra on the ground, calls and mobs. Credit: Geoffrey Mesbahi This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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